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July 8, 2013

David Grazian, Associate Professor of Sociology, will receive a Ben Franklin Scholars (BFS) Course Design Grant for the seminar, Where the Wild Things Aren't: Zoos, Science Museums, and the Culture...Read more »

July 8, 2013

This Spring, the Green Fund awarded four grants to Penn students, faculty, and staff to initiate innovative sustainability projects on campus: Green To Go Dining, Ben’s Attic Enhancements, Bike...Read more »

July 8, 2013

Penn’s campus was shown off for its urban park features during What’s Out There Weekend Philadelphia, a program of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. The program featured a series of...Read more »

July 8, 2013

In April, the School of Arts & Sciences hosted a one-hour workshop on the basics of home composting, open to the entire Penn community. The workshop was held at The...Read more »

July 8, 2013

Numbers are up among Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps, having gone from just 60 participating in the program in 2012, to more than 100 as of this May. According to Andrea...Read more »

July 8, 2013

Student Eco-Reps in Harnwell College House rose above the piles of papers, odd shoes, unopened boxes of pasta, and unwanted desk lamps to organize a reuse/recycle program during Move-Out. Hannah...Read more »

July 8, 2013

Two bike repair stations will open on campus in Fall 2013, thanks to a plan proposed by Business Services with support from Penn’s Green Fund. A Penn Current article...Read more »

July 8, 2013

Buying local and fresh has long been part of Bon Appétit’s commitment to the Penn community. One part of this arrangement sources baked goods from the...Read more »

July 2, 2013

Groups participating in the Green Office program are making a commitment to understand and implement environmentally sustainable practices in their work lives. They earn points by completing specific sustainability...Read more »

July 1, 2013

Purchasing Services is pleased to announce major improvements to Ben’s Attic.  These enhancements have been made possible through a Green Fund Grant and are based on feedback and surveys conducted...Read more »

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A four-mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe.

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