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Penn treats the campus soil, grass, and plants with compost tea -- an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers

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Mar 20,2013

Students' daily choices impact the University's overall sustainability initiatives. With the enthusiastic involvement of Stouffer College House, the Green Campus Partnership has introduced the ...Read more »

Mar 20,2013

Visitors to the Penn Museum who enjoy a meal in the Pepper Mill Café can be assured that if they do not clean their plates, the waste will not end up in a landfill. Thanks to a Fall 2012 Green...Read more »

Mar 20,2013

Is anyone even sure of what is stored away in their drawers, cabinets, closets, and file rooms? Ancient files, books and magazines, old computers, cathode tube display screens, and old furniture...Read more »

Mar 20,2013

The possibility of a sustainable closet became more of a reality in February with the opening of Greene Street, a boutique consignment shop, on Spruce Street near 38th Street. With the tagline, "...Read more »

Mar 15,2013

This year's Green Week will take place March 22-30, with events...Read more »

Feb 8,2013

M.I. (Move-In) GREEN is Penn’s move-in engagement program dedicated to environmental sustainability. The program gives upperclass environmental leaders the...Read more »

Jan 30,2013

Penn's Athletic Eco-Reps group heard from Alice Henly, Coordinator, Collegiate Sports Greening Project, Urban...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

During reconstruction work on Wharton’s Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, the project team found that the pergola trelliswork marking the Locust Walk entrance could not be saved due to signs of...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

Penn uses Northeast Philadelphia-based Revolution Recovery for its Small Projects Group construction and demolition waste recycling. Decision-makers in Facilities and Real Estate Services...Read more »

Dec 20,2012

The Penn Green Office Certification program recognizes that offices represent a significant portion of campus energy, material use and waste production. Through the Green Office Certification...Read more »

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If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste

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