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Oct 21,2014

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania announced the launch of Climate Action Plan 2.0, a roadmap for environmental improvement and sustainability on campus to 2019 and beyond. Read more »

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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Oct 22,2014

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Pennsylvania with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award, joining 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country.Read more »

Oct 20,2014

Playing now on Penn's YouTube channel is a short video produced for the launch of the University's Climate Action Plan 2.0. This video blends soaring images of Penn's West Philadelphia...Read more »

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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 »

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Penn Park has added more than 22 acres of green space to Penn’s urban campus.

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