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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 »

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

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.

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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

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 »

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

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

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 »

August 23, 2010

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are...Read more »

July 26, 2010

Incoming freshmen once again have the opportunity to get a head start on campus sustainability initiatives, as the PennGreen pre-orientation program begins its third year with a comprehensive calendar of...Read more »

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If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste

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