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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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Eco-Reps Partner with SRCD to Clean UP Schuylkill Trail

October 15, 2011

Penn’s new class of student Eco-Reps partnered with the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) and kicked off the new academic year by cleaning up the Schuylkill River Trail at Gray’s Ferry Crescent.  A group of over 80 Penn students helped plant trees, remove invasive species, and clear the trail, which just recently opened to the public.  The event was part of a new Eco-Reps service initiative that encourages students to connect with organizations in Philadelphia and help improve sustainability throughout the region.

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Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 includes a goal to increase the University’s recycling rate to 30% by 2019.

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