Waste News

Nov 17,2014

Residential Services has been working with LRP Recycling to greatly expand mattress recycling from the College Houses. In the past, only 250 to 300 mattresses were able to be recycled. This year,...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

The Palestra is going to become a Zero-Waste facility during Penn’s basketball season, an initiative spearheaded by student athlete Eco-Reps and Facilities and Housekeeping in Athletics.  The team...Read more »

Nov 17,2014

Gregory College House is holding a student-led recycling competition in conjunction with their Building Administrator and Facilities staff. The Eco-Reps have been keeping a tally of the amount of...Read more »

Nov 13,2014

The Climate Action Plan 2.0 report released in October 2014 highlighted many achievements on the first five years of Penn's Climate Action Plan, 2009-2014. 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 »

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Penn’s underground cisterns on campus have the capacity to collect and reuse 340,000 gallons of water each year.

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