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January 20, 2011

King’s Court / English College House will undergo a complete replacement of trash and recycling bins throughout the building later this month, the first project in a series of planned...Read more »

January 20, 2011

As Penn students headed off for winter break this December, many took the pledge to turn down, turn off, or unplug appliances in their rooms. Turns out they did more...Read more »

January 20, 2011

Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services has announced the selection of several Energy Reduction Fund projects that are currently being implemented across the campus. The Energy Reduction Fund, launched in...Read more »

January 20, 2011

The Wharton School recently concluded a Fall 2010 pilot project that replaced the deskside trash bins of over 50 staff members in Vance Hall with paper recycling bins. In addition...Read more »

January 20, 2011

To support the Climate Action Plan goal of lowering the University’s carbon footprint, Penn Parking Services is designating five percent of its parking spaces in garages for electric/hybrid vehicles.

The...Read more »

November 30, 2010

The Department of Architecture has announced it will offer a new one-year degree, a Master in Environmental Building Design (MEBD). The new degree will extend and deepen the...Read more »

November 30, 2010

In October, Penn was honored with the first Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence by Second Nature at the 4th Annual American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Summit in...Read more »

November 30, 2010

With a grade of A- from the Sustainable Endowments Institute's College Sustainability Report Card for 2011, the University of Pennsylvania continues to rank among the top U.S. and Canadian colleges...Read more »

November 30, 2010

Seven new sustainability projects have been selected to receive support from the Penn Green Fund after the Fall 2010 application period came to a close on October 29. The new...Read more »

November 30, 2010

With the launch of the Climate Action Plan in September 2009 the University of Pennsylvania, the first Ivy League signatory of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, has become a leading voice...Read more »

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