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Penn President Amy Gutmann introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0, which serves as Penn’s blueprint for environmental excellence.

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Nov 5,2013

Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services Division works continually enhance the retail offerings at Penn and respond to changing market conditions. Student and community interest in an...Read more »

Mar 20,2013

Since its inception in 2008, PennMOVES has annually collected approximately 90,000 pounds of items that students can't take with them when they leave campus in the summer such as clothes,...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

Graduation got even “greener” this year as Penn expanded its collaboration with Oak Hill Cap & Gown, which provides regalia for the University, to include its Greenweaver gowns for Master’s...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

Each spring, PennMOVES encourages students leaving campus to donate items they no longer want rather than toss them in the trash. This year’s program sent clothes, furniture, and kitchen supplies...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

The June issue of the Penn Current, “By the Numbers” took a closer look at the grassy areas and towering...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

The University issues “Red Day” notifications when hot summer days are predicted to spike regional electricity demand. During these times, usually between 2 and 6 PM, everyone on campus is...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

Think about 5,000+ students moving in to campus within one week, and how much waste that generates. Cardboard boxes and wrapping, computer cases, and plastic bags – once cleared of their contents...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

The Penn Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas in environmental sustainability from Penn students, faculty, and staff. Since 2009, this initiative of Penn’s Green Campus...Read more »

Aug 14,2014

Congratulations to ISC Computer Operations for being the first Level 4 Green Office certified under the new Green Office 2.0 guidelines. “Reaching Level 4 certification is a great achievement in...Read more »

Apr 23,2014

Since 2008, PennMOVES has collected over three quarters of a million pounds of items which students can’t take with them when they leave campus. Instead of ending up in a landfill, these items are...Read more »

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