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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 »

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. 

While DuBois and Sansom Place...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 »

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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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Aug 28,2013

Did you know that the EPA estimates that most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors? Join the movement to get outside by taking the 30x30 Challenge, sponsored by Penn's Green Campus...Read more »

Jul 11,2013

Facilities & Real Estate Services hosted more than 40 children of Penn employees on April 25, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day. A demonstration on Compost Tea introduced visiting kids...Read more »

May 13,2013

This year, Penn’s Athletics Eco-Reps took major steps toward greening the annual Penn Relays.Read more »

Apr 24,2013

The Class of 2013 planting ceremony marks the fifth commemoration of this new Penn tradition, where a tree is planted and dedicated on campus in honor of each Penn class.Read more »


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