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Oct 10,2012

Our most recent inviting campus green space had its official opening on September 20, as part of...Read more »

Sep 5,2012

Shoemaker Green is a new public commons area, an open lawn designed to accommodate large groups for special events, as well as cater to smaller audiences like an outdoor class or individuals for a...Read more »

Jul 30,2012

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded Platinum Level LEED Certification, the highest rating of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new $13 million...Read more »

May 16,2012

The University of Pennsylvania has earned its third consecutive Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a national program the foundation launched in 2008,...Read more »

Mar 1,2012

The University of Pennsylvania is already a leader in promoting environmental sustainability, the importance of trees, sustainable building development, encouraging recycling, and providing public...Read more »

Jan 10,2012

Over the summer, an office space at the Penn Women’s Center was transformed into a stylish, completely sustainable kitchen. Boasting recycled wood cabinets and countertop, energy-saving appliances...Read more »

Dec 12,2011

Weiss Pavilion, Penn’s intercollegiate athletic weight training room and recreation center within the north arcade of Franklin Field, has been certified LEED Gold by the United States Green...Read more »

Oct 10,2011

Construction has begun on Shoemaker Green, an $8 million open space project off 33rd Street between Franklin Field and the Palestra that will connect the central campus to the University’s new...Read more »

Sep 20,2011

Neither gray skies nor a blustery cold front could cloud the sunny smiles or curb the enthusiasm of those who came out to enjoy the opening of Penn Park. Perhaps the brightest smile of all...Read more »

Aug 9,2011

Penn is one of 114 colleges and universities across the country to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2010 Tree Campus USA school. The program honors college campuses and nearby...Read more »

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