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September 2, 2009

Plastic water and soda bottles that are said to last forever in a landfill will instead grace the 2,500 or so Penn graduating seniors next spring as their commencement caps...Read more »

June 15, 2009

Scientific American has ranked the University of Pennsylvania #19 on its list of the country's "Top 25 Green Leaders" alongside other environmentally-conscious companies and municipalities. Penn, the only institution of...Read more »

June 1, 2009

Penn has been designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida for meeting the Environmental...Read more »

May 1, 2009

Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer -- It's big. It's brainy. Officials say it will save money. And it's solar-powered to boot. Philadelphia installed the first of a new generation of trash...Read more »

April 21, 2009

For the third straight year, the University of Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the nation's leading purchaser of green power among institutions of higher...Read more »

March 6, 2009

Philadelphia Inquirer -- In a city struggling for some good news, it was welcome timing for the University of Pennsylvania to announce plans to spend $40 million to convert 14...Read more »

March 3, 2009

Vernon Clarkat, Philadelphia Inquirer -- A 14-acre stretch of former U.S. Postal Service parking lots in West Philadelphia is set to get a green makeover, transforming it to open space...Read more »

February 27, 2009

"Vice President Joe Biden went on a morning tour of operations at the University of Pennsylvania, which has cut energy use by 15%.

The Wall Street Journal,...Read more »

February 10, 2009

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies has launched the LPS Open Learning Commons, an interactive online learning platform that incorporates social networking.

The...Read more »

October 24, 2008

"The University of Pennsylvania outranked other schools in the area on an annual sustainability report card conducted by the Sustainable Endowments Institute."

Philadelphia Business Journal...Read more »

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Fact

The average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles.

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