General News

Mar 12,2014

Creative, energy-conserving members of the Penn community joined together to save electricity during this year's Power Down Challenge, Feb 3 - March 2, 2014. 

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turn off the lights
Sep 2,2014

 Let's reduce our electricity usage between 3 pm and 6pm today.Read more »

Aug 14,2014

Learning and leading – both of these terms describe what it is to be an Eco-Rep at Penn. Eco-Reps are volunteers who educate, engage, and empower others in sustainability in their own offices or...Read more »

Apr 25,2014

For the second year in a row, the Penn Athletics Eco-Reps are working to "green" Penn Relays. This year's effort is even bigger and better than before thanks to the help of over forty "Green Team...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

In the two years since the introduction of Penn’s Green Office Certification program, 71 offices have been certified, covering more than 1,400 employees. Of these, four offices have achieved Level...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

On Friday, February 21, the Athletics Eco-Reps had a great win for sustainability with a Zero-waste Basketball Game. Nearly 20 volunteers spent the evening helping Quaker fans to sort all waste...Read more »

Mar 17,2014

As a small city of more than 30,000 people, Penn daily produces a large amount  waste – some of it headed for recycling, some of it for compost, and, yes, some of it for the landfill. Always a...Read more »

Oct 29,2013

More than 90 Penn staff members pledged to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors for 30 days in a row, as part of the 30x30...Read more »

Oct 23,2013

Penn’s student Eco-Reps kick off the semester with a community service project each fall. Both a team-building activity and a community service event, this initiative encourages students to...Read more »

shoemaker green
Oct 8,2013

Apply now for a Green Fund grant.  Penn’s Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas from Penn students, faculty, and staff with one-time grants of as much as $50,000.

Proposed...Read more »

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