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Oct 31,2012

Due to office closures related to Hurricaine Sandy, the Fall 2012 Green Fund deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND AT 5PM.

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Oct 26,2012

Sustainability efforts at the University of Pennsylvania were featured in an October report on WHYY. This story was carried by a number of NPR stations nationwide.

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Oct 10,2012

Preservation Pennsylvania has recognized the George A. Weiss Pavilion with a Construction...Read more »

Oct 10,2012

Spruce Street Plaza will create another newly redesigned open space, this time at the busy intersection bounded by 33rd, 34th and Spruce Streets. For years the site of surface parking...Read more »

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 »


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