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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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Oct 8,2009

Over the summer of 2009, Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES), Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS), and University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) continued a 2008...Read more »

Feb 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%.

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May 6,2008

"We are proud to expand our sizeable commitment to clean and renewable wind energy," President Amy Gutmann said."
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Apr 30,2008

"The Ivy League purchased a total of 222 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity, with the University of Pennsylvania alone accounting for 193 million kilowatt-hours,...Read more »

Apr 28,2008

By the completion of our sustainability plan in 2009, we expect to unveil additional programs including continued participation in sustainable energy," Anne Papageorge, Vice President for...Read more »

Apr 4,2006

"Through this environmental stewardship, we can continue to raise the awareness of our students and the community about alternative fuel options."
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Apr 21,2003

In September 2002, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection honored the University for its commitment to alternative energy...Read more »

Apr 18,2003

"Earth Festival 2003, sponsored by the Penn Environmental Group, with the theme "Thinking about Alternative Energy"
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Oct 24,2001

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania has announced it will make the largest U.S. retail purchase of wind energy through an agreement with Community Energy Inc.

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