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January 30, 2013

Penn's Athletic Eco-Reps group heard from Alice Henly, Coordinator, Collegiate Sports Greening Project, Urban Program of the National Resources Defense Council, at their spring semester kick off...Read more »

December 20, 2012

As part of a new policy announced early in 2012, Bon Appétit will, by 2015, source all of its pre-cracked (liquid) eggs from hens living in cage-free farms – numbering...Read more »

December 20, 2012

The concept of food sovereignty is brought to life at Bartram’s Farm in neighboring Southwest Philadelphia. The farm is just one part of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center...Read more »

December 20, 2012

This fall, Penn Transit introduced a new vehicle to increase ridership capacity, improve handicap accessibility, provide a smoother service for riders, and expand the number of lower emission vehicles in...Read more »

December 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 extensive...Read more »

December 20, 2012

When the Singh Center for Nanotechnology opens in the Spring, Penn will add to its campus a premier facility that integrates state-of-the-art nanocharacterization, nanofabrication, and property measurement facilities. A sloping...Read more »

December 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 determined that Revolution Recovery’s corporate mission —...Read more »

December 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 Program, offices across campus...Read more »

December 20, 2012

Some of the most sustainable construction work on campus doesn’t always have the highest profile. Oftentimes doing significant maintenance and upgrades to existing buildings can produce a “greener” outcome than...Read more »

December 20, 2012

In addition to the ten courses offered this academic year which are the direct results of Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum collaboration between professors and student research assistants, many more...Read more »

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The 2014 Power Down Challenge resulted in a combined savings of over 35,000 kWh across campus –enough to power 3.3 homes’ electricity for one year.

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