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SAS Student Advisory Board Hosts First Sustainability Town Hall Meeting

February 2, 2010

The School of Arts and Sciences Student Sustainability Advisory Board hosted the first of a series of sustainability town hall meetings for fellow students to inform them of School and University initiatives currently underway, and answer questions regarding sustainability.

Guest speakers included Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Dan Garofalo, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Architecture William Braham, Director of Dining Services Laurie Cousart, and Professor and Earth & Environmental Science Chair Fred Scatena. Topics covered were waste and recycling, purchasing and business services, architecture and design, energy conservation, and academic opportunities at Penn.

The next SAS Sustainability Town Hall is scheduled for mid-March.

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