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November 30, 2010

A two-week competition organized by the Fels Institute of Government and funded by a Penn Green Fund grant ended last week after reducing energy consumption in two of the three...Read more »

November 30, 2010

Wondering what to do with those old office chairs? Have promotional items left over from an event, or laboratory equipment gathering dust? List them in BEN’s Attic, a new website...Read more »

September 23, 2010

As Penn continues to cement its role as a leader in sustainability education, the Fall 2010 semester will introduce yet another innovative course into the academic mix.

‘Sustainability in Action’,...Read more »

September 23, 2010

Each year, the Office of the Provost sponsors a series of events around a theme chosen by faculty, staff and students.  The 2010-2011 academic year is devoted to an exploration...Read more »

September 23, 2010

The Penn Green Campus Partnership has selected 105 students to lead environmental sustainability initiatives as Eco-Reps in all 11 College Houses and 26 Greek chapters.

Eco-Reps is an environmental leadership...Read more »

September 23, 2010

An ongoing pilot at two campus locations is currently being analyzed to determine sustainable lawn care methods for Penn’s green spaces. Turf in front of the Franklin Building and Harrison...Read more »

September 23, 2010

In an effort to make progress towards the Climate Action Plan goal to reduce campus energy consumption 17% by 2014, Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) has created the...Read more »

September 23, 2010

Over the past two years, Penn Transit has purchased eight new low emission vehicles  – all in support of Penn’s Climate Action Plan. The most recent additions – four new...Read more »

September 23, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy has designated October as National Energy Awareness Month, so the Green Campus Partnership is advising on the top 10 actions you can incorporate into your...Read more »

September 23, 2010

On September 28th, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will be hosting Penn’s second annual Eat Local Challenge. Penn dining halls will feature lunch options made with ingredients from within 150...Read more »

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The operation of buildings contributes to 30-40% of total global energy use.

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