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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

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 »

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

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.

This...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

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 »

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 »

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Penn was presented with the Office Depot Special Recognition Award for the University’s sustainable purchasing practices in 2013.

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