M.I. Green Gives Students First Lessons on Sustainability

October 24, 2013

Move In (M.I.) Green student volunteers fanned out across campus, united in their goal to collect the debris of move in and direct those bags, boxes and containers to their proper recycling containers. Serving as examples to incoming students, they spread the word about recycling at Penn. In all, M.I.Green volunteers helped to:

  • Collect nearly 20 tons of cardboard during Move In, while supporting Penn’s Housekeeping and Urban Park sustainability efforts
  • Distribute more than 800 compact fluorescent light bulbs to students, educating them about ways to save energy on campus

While the M.I. Green program lasts only a few days, the program goal is to influence student behaviors throughout the year. Stepping into the place of the introductory M.I. Green volunteers are the student Eco-Reps and other students devoted to other Penn sustainability initiatives. Learn about these student groups on the Green Campus Partnership website.


Penn President Amy Gutmann was the first Ivy League President to sign the University Presidents' Climate Commitment.

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