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SAS Student Sustainability Advisory Board to Host Fundraising Drive for "A Drink for Tomorrow"

January 20, 2011

In conjunction with the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (PGWI) and Penn's Year of Water, the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Student Sustainability Advisory Board is sponsoring a kick-off event to raise funds to benefit the water organization A Drink For Tomorrow. The event, a panel discussion followed by a light buffet reception, will take place on January 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cohen Hall Terrace Room.

Panelists include A Drink For Tomorrow founder/executive director Stephanie Weaver and campaign director Chris Welsh, who will discuss the non-profit’s founding and mission, in addition to Vivian Futran, a Penn Master of Environmental Studies student and PGWI Program Manager, who will address the global water crisis on a broad spectrum.

The SAS Student Sustainability Advisory Board has set a fundraising goal of $5,000 that will be directed towards providing clean drinking water to a community in India identified by A Drink for Tomorrow and PGWI. Other events and fundraising efforts will be held throughout the spring semester. Stay tuned to the Green Campus Partnership website for more details.

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

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