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Dec 20,2012

As part of a new policy announced early in 2012, Bon Appétit will, by 2015, source all of its pre-cracked (liquid) eggs from hens living in cage-free farms – numbering 11 million eggs annually....Read more »

Dec 20,2012

The concept of food sovereignty is brought to life at Bartram’s Farm in neighboring Southwest Philadelphia. The farm is just one part of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

During reconstruction work on Wharton’s Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, the project team found that the pergola trelliswork marking the Locust Walk entrance could not be saved due to signs of...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

When the Singh Center for Nanotechnology opens in the Spring, Penn will add to its campus a premier facility that integrates state-of-the-art nanocharacterization, nanofabrication, and property...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

Penn uses Northeast Philadelphia-based Revolution Recovery for its Small Projects Group construction and demolition waste recycling. Decision-makers in Facilities and Real Estate Services...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

The Penn Green Office Certification program recognizes that offices represent a significant portion of campus energy, material use and waste production. Through the Green Office Certification...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

Some of the most sustainable construction work on campus doesn’t always have the highest profile. Oftentimes doing significant maintenance and upgrades to existing buildings can produce a “greener...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

In addition to the ten courses offered this academic year which are the direct results of Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum collaboration between professors and student...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

Penn will continue its Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program in 2013 to help Penn faculty introduce environmental sustainability concepts and theories into existing and new...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

 

With sweltering summer days thankfully gone, and winter’s chill not yet arrived, October on Penn’s campus provided some of the best outdoor days this year. To encourage Penn staff members...Read more »

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2013 marks the fifth year in a row that Penn has received the Tree Campus USA® designation, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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