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September 19, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania is a Charter Institution of the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, organized by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. With its Green Fund, Penn counts as one...Read more »

September 5, 2012

Shoemaker Green is a new public commons area, an open lawn designed to accommodate large groups for special events, as well as cater to smaller audiences like an outdoor class or individuals...Read more »

August 22, 2012

Since 2007, when Penn became the first Ivy League university to sign the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, Penn has been dedicated to promoting initiatives and programs for...Read more »

International Sustainable Campus Network Recognizes Penn's Green Academic Offerings
August 22, 2012

The academic component that the University of Pennsylvania has included in its Climate Action Plan caught the attention of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) when that agency compiled its...Read more »

August 22, 2012

The Penn Green Campus Partnership has awarded five Green Fund grants this April ranging from a comprehensive recycling center within the School of Engineering and Applied Science to a behavior...Read more »

August 22, 2012

The Penn Green Campus Partnership recently rolled out its new Green Office Certification Program, which recognizes the efforts of staff and faculty to green their daily activities and workplaces. Participating...Read more »

July 30, 2012

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded Platinum Level LEED Certification, the highest rating of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new $13 million...Read more »

July 19, 2012

Members of the Penn Environmental Group (PEG) and Penn Eco-Reps program have recently rolled out a new waste reduction initiative that focuses on repurposing non-traditional recyclables into consumer products through...Read more »

July 19, 2012

While Penn fell short of its 32 percent goal for RecycleMania 2012, the campus reduced its overall amount of waste generated by more than 85 tons during the eight-week competition...Read more »

May 16, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania has earned its third consecutive Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a national program the foundation launched in 2008,...Read more »

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The Swine Teaching and Research Center at Penn’s New Bolton Center has capacity to meet 10-12% of its energy needs using solar power.

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