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Greene Street Brings Sustainable Shopping to Penn

March 20, 2013

The possibility of a sustainable closet became more of a reality in February with the opening of Greene Street, a boutique consignment shop, on Spruce Street near 38th Street. With the tagline, "Shop, Recycle, Consign," Greene Street is a resource for fashionistas who prefer to recycle clothing rather than see it end up in landfills. "With success in the suburban marketplace and near other college campuses, we thought the Penn community would embrace Greene Street," said Ed Datz, Executive Director of FRES Real Estate Operations. "A consignment shop seemed like a good addition to our retail mix." Learn more about the offerings for both men and women on the Greene Street website.

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Penn has won the EPA Green Power Purchasing Award every year since 2006.

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