Waste News

Nov 13,2013

It may be just a little more than half-way through the semester, but already more than 75 Penn students have applied to be certified “green.”  The new Green...Read more »

Nov 12,2013

In an effort to employ more organic solutions in the maintenance of Penn's campus landscapes, Facilities and Real Estate Services treats the campus soil, grass, and...Read more »

Nov 11,2013

Think about how much waste a picnic with more than 1,400 people could generate, and then think about how amazing it is that 94% of that waste was diverted from the landfill. That’s just what...Read more »

Nov 7,2013

College House Eco-Reps will be conducting waste audits during ReThink Your Footprint to learn about their house’s recycling and trash streams.  Each group will sort through the contents...Read more »

Green Office Sample Certificate
Nov 6,2013

Just how “green” are offices at Penn? Offices represent a significant portion of campus energy and material use and waste production. The Green Campus Partnership recognizes the efforts of staff...Read more »

Oct 24,2013

This fall, thanks to a Green Fund Grant, Penn...Read more »

Oct 24,2013

Members of the Penn Community seeking to significantly reduce their office...Read more »

Oct 24,2013

Move In (M.I.) Green student volunteers fanned out across campus, united in their goal to collect the debris of move in and direct those bags, boxes and containers to their proper recycling...Read more »

Oct 24,2013

ReThink Your Footprint is Penn’s Fall 2013 waste minimization initiative. It culminates during three weeks, November 4 – 22, with an awareness campaign designed to engage...Read more »

Zero Waste Event
Oct 18,2013

This year, QuakerFest, the alumni picnic held before the Homecoming football game, will be a zero-waste event -- meaning all waste will be recycled, composted, or re-used. Student Volunteers are Needed!Read more »

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