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Greening Philadelphia: Creating Canopy 2013

March 20, 2013

We are spreading roots for a greener region!  This spring, Penn is partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for the third annual Creating Canopy tree giveaway.

Approximately 100 trees, one per address, will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis to interested Penn staff and faculty who live within the city limits and who pre-register for the giveaway.  These Penn employees will join with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to help 'TreePhilly' by planting and maintaining the free tree in their yard.

Visit the Green Campus Partnership website to register or email sustainability@upenn.edu for additional details.

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The operation of buildings contributes to 30-40% of total global energy use.

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