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Students, Staff, Faculty: Got ideas for “green” projects?

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October 8, 2013

Apply now for a Green Fund grant.  Penn’s Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas from Penn students, faculty, and staff with one-time grants of as much as $50,000.

Proposed projects must support goals and objectives outlined in Penn’s Climate Action Plan, a long-range strategy launched in 2009 to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and enhance its overall sustainability.

Recent Green Fund grants have gone to:

  • Bike repair stations on campus
  • Composting food waste from cafes at the Penn Museum
  • Installation of shower timers in Hill College House and the Quad
  • Site-level monitoring of stormwater management and a number of other environmental performance indicators at Shoemaker Green

The Green Fund deadline for the Fall 2013 semester is 5pm on October 31st. Download the application form.

Fact

By installing water filtration machines and stopping bottled water purchases, Penn has saved tens of thousands of dollars.

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