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Nov 12,2015

Penn's first Green Purchasing Awards were presented at the annual Purchasing Services Supplier Show on September 30. This new award honors the leading actions of any individual and/or team that...Read more »

Oct 5,2015

Promoting sustainability in the National Parks system is not unlike promoting sustainability at Penn, Penn’s Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps learned at their September 22 meeting. The lunch speaker...Read more »

Aug 24,2015

carbon footprint: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of...Read more »

Jun 17,2015

University research labs are known to use a great deal of energy to support research and use large electronic equipment. Lab managers often are looking for ways to reduce energy consumption, and a...Read more »

Mar 4,2015

It's soon time for all of us to get outside! Sign up for Penn's 30x30 Challenge. Commit to spending 30 minutes outdoors each day for 30 consecutive days.Read more »

Mar 3,2015

Winners announced in the 2015 Power Down Challege at Penn!Read more »

Feb 24,2015

Week 3 of Penn's Power Down Challege shows Rodin leading the College House Competition, and 3815 Walnut and Levine Hall doing well for Campus Buildings!Read more »

Feb 17,2015

The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has finished in first place in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s nationwide College and University Green Power Challenge in news released in January 2015.Read more »

Feb 17,2015

Week Two is complete in Penn's Power Down Challenge, and energy savings are on the rise! In the College House Competition, ...Read more »

Feb 2,2015

The 2015 Power Down Challenge begins today, February 2. All Penn College Houses and nine campus buildings will compete to see which buildings can decrease energy usage over this month-long...Read more »


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