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Penn President Amy Gutmann introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0, which serves as Penn’s blueprint for environmental excellence.

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August 14, 2014

A regular column in the Penn Current, “Ask Benny” clarifies Penn policies or practices for the community. This Spring, Benny helped Current readers understand more about vehicles at Penn. ...Read more »

August 14, 2014

In order to ensure that all members of the Penn Community understand both the resources and the regulations associated with biking on campus, the University created a Bike Planning...Read more »

August 14, 2014

Each spring, PennMOVES encourages students leaving campus to donate items they no longer want rather than toss them in the trash. This year’s program sent clothes, furniture, and kitchen supplies...Read more »

August 14, 2014

The June issue of the Penn Current, “By the Numbers” took a closer look at the grassy areas and towering trees that create Penn’s signature green spaces. ...Read more »

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August 14, 2014

Penn’s campus development plan, Penn Connects, recommends sustainable development for all new projects. Every new building and major renovation project currently under design is registered with the U.S. Green...Read more »

August 14, 2014

The University issues “Red Day” notifications when hot summer days are predicted to spike regional electricity demand. During these times, usually between 2 and 6 PM, everyone on campus is...Read more »

August 14, 2014

Think about 5,000+ students moving in to campus within one week, and how much waste that generates. Cardboard boxes and wrapping, computer cases, and plastic bags – once cleared of...Read more »

August 14, 2014

Penn’s Landscape Architect, Bob Lundgren, led a walking tour of Penn Park and Shoemaker Green for Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps in June, highlighting how environmental sustainability is practiced on the...Read more »

August 14, 2014

The Penn Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas in environmental sustainability from Penn students, faculty, and staff. Since 2009, this initiative of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership, funded by...Read more »

August 14, 2014

Learning and leading – both of these terms describe what it is to be an Eco-Rep at Penn. Eco-Reps are volunteers who educate, engage, and empower others in sustainability in...Read more »

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There are approximately 7,000 trees on Penn’s campus—568 of which are in Penn Park.

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