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April 9, 2010

Greg Johnson, Penn Current -- Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of society’s total energy consumption, burning enormous amounts of fossil fuels for light, heat, cool air and other forms...Read more »

April 9, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann and University representatives welcomed the sustainability coordinators from several peer institutions on Thursday as Penn hosted the annual Ivy Plus Sustainability Conference. The conference, first held...Read more »

April 7, 2010

Facilities and Real Estate Services is pleased to announce the Green Fund recipients from the Spring 2010 semester. The Penn Green Fund is a competitively awarded grant that finances...Read more »

March 25, 2010

Trishula Patel, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- In line with Penn’s sustainability initiatives, a group of students and faculty are working to solidify the curriculum for a new class on sustainability...Read more »

March 25, 2010

Heather Davis, Penn Current -- Water is ubiquitous. We bathe in it, consume it and cook with it. We paddle over it, dive into it and skim the surface of...Read more »

March 24, 2010

Vanessa Martinez, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- Last week, PhillyCarShare — a company that rents cars to insured drivers over the age of 19 — announced that it will offer a...Read more »

March 23, 2010

Almanac -- Earth Hour, an initiative launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) three years ago, is a global call to action to take responsibility and to get involved in...Read more »

March 22, 2010

Nikki Seligman, The Daily Pennsylvanian -- On Saturday, Penn Environmental Group volunteers and Eco-Reps made an inventory of the recycling systems in each college house — an effort called Bin...Read more »

March 16, 2010

Almanac -- The University of Pennsylvania and Tsinghua University announced agreements to build upon research and academic collaborations between the two schools. In particular, the universities reaffirmed their commitment to...Read more »

March 1, 2010

Molly Petrilla, The Pennsylvania Gazette -- Life as a “green” consumer at Penn requires asking tough questions: Does the Coup de Taco food truck use plastic bags or Styrofoam? Do...Read more »

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40% by 2014 is Penn's five-year goal for recycling paper, cardboard, and commingled materials.

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