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Penn treats the campus soil, grass, and plants with compost tea -- an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers

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November 30, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees recently approved the design for Shoemaker Green, an $8 million open space project off 33rd Street between Franklin Field and the Palestra that...Read more »

November 30, 2010

Penn's Morris Arboretum recently dedicated its new $11.4 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm on October 5, 2010. The Horticulture Center Complex is the first new building to be constructed...Read more »

November 30, 2010

Alumnus Brian Shaw MCP’95 was recently announced as Penn’s new Director of Transit Services within Business Services, where he will manage the Sustainable Transportation Initiative. Brian most recently worked in...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

Effective immediately, Penn now recycles all plastic containers, plastic types numbered 1 through 7.  Penn’s recycler, Blue Mountain Recycling, has installed new equipment that is capable of sorting and recycling...Read more »

September 23, 2010

The Annenberg Public Policy Center recently installed a worm composting system to reduce the amount of food waste in the building and to educate staff about the composting process.

Based...Read more »

September 23, 2010

Penn Purchasing Services has announced an important initiative that the University, together with Telrose and Office Depot, is undertaking. Effective September 1, 2010, all purchase orders issued to Telrose/Office Depot...Read more »

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By installing water filtration machines and stopping bottled water purchases, Penn has saved tens of thousands of dollars.

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