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Penn President Amy Gutmann introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0, which serves as Penn’s blueprint for environmental excellence.

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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 »

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 »

July 26, 2010

This summer’s Power Down Challenge held on June 17 proved to be a huge success and exceeded the high expectations of Penn Facilities staff. Conducted by the Green Campus Partnership,...Read more »

July 26, 2010

At around 7:00 a.m. on June 5, members of the West Philadelphia community began arriving outside the Penn Ice Rink to stake their place in line for the third annual...Read more »

July 26, 2010

One of the most common barriers to an increased recycling rate is the disparity between an abundance of trashcans combined with a lack of public recycling bins. A summer project...Read more »

July 26, 2010

The Penn Garden has recently been attracting the attention of the local press! Visit the links below to read more about the latest successful Penn Green Fund project:

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July 26, 2010

As the State of Pennsylvania mandated the use of 2% biodiesel component in all on-road diesel fuel sales on May 1, the Penn Transit fleet remained comfortably in compliance.

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July 26, 2010

A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s...Read more »

June 15, 2010

The Hilton Inn at Penn, a AAA four diamond Hilton property located in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in West Philadelphia, is sporting a new “look” in...Read more »

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

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