Reducing Emissions

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Sep 19,2012

The University of Pennsylvania is a Charter Institution of the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, organized by the Sustainable Endowments Institute....Read more »

Dec 15,2011

Eight new sustainability projects from the Fall 2011 application pool have been selected to receive grants from the Penn Green Fund. The new projects will be implemented over the remainder of the...Read more »

Dec 15,2011

The multitude of events held on campus each year provide an opportunity to inform visitors about the philosophy of our Climate Action Plan while reducing environmental impacts and helping...Read more »

Oct 15,2011

Penn’s new class of student Eco-Reps partnered with the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) and kicked off the new academic year by cleaning up the Schuylkill River Trail at Gray’s...Read more »

Oct 10,2011

As new students from around the country and the globe moved into their new residence halls at the University of Pennsylvania last month, they were greeted with a new program to help “green” their...Read more »

Aug 9,2011

Three new sustainability projects from the Spring 2011 application pool have been selected to receive grants from the Penn Green Fund. The new projects will be implemented over the remainder of...Read more »

Apr 6,2011

Over the last year, Steinberg Conference Center, home to Wharton’s Executive Education program and managed by Aramark, has implemented a portfolio of sustainability initiatives that have increased...Read more »

Apr 6,2011

As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania partnered with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department last week to distribute...Read more »

Nov 30,2010

In October, Penn was honored with the first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence by Second Nature at the 4th Annual American College & University Presidents' Climate...Read more »

Nov 30,2010

With a grade of A- from the Sustainable Endowments Institute's College Sustainability Report Card for 2011, the University of Pennsylvania continues to rank among the top U.S. and Canadian...Read more »

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