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Staff/Faculty Eco-Reps Look to Build Upon Success in 2012

March 1, 2012

The Green Campus Partnership is proud to announce that more than 80 Penn staff and faculty have been selected to represent their departments as Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps for the Spring and Summer 2012 semesters. Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps is a peer education program that provides the tools to improve the environmental sustainability of Penn offices and labs.

Designed to improve environmental awareness and behavior change, the program builds knowledge and leadership across Penn's Schools and Centers by empowering individuals to champion the goals outlined in the Penn Climate Action Plan.

Participating staff volunteers meet monthly to share best sustainable practices between departments, and attend brief trainings by the Green Campus Partnership on sustainability topics. Eco-Reps then implement change, spreading awareness of important sustainability issues and conservation strategies in their respective offices and departments through sustainability projects, events, and creative informational campaigns.

Fact

Penn Park has added more than 22 acres of green space to Penn’s urban campus.

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