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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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February 2, 2010

The School of Arts and Sciences Student Sustainability Advisory Board hosted the first of a series of sustainability town hall meetings for fellow students to inform them of School and...Read more »

February 2, 2010

In December, the Wharton School launched its new sustainability website, Sustainability@Wharton. The website provides a detailed look at sustainability initiatives across the Wharton community, including projects that have already...Read more »

February 2, 2010

Shortly after being selected among the first round of Penn Green Fund award recipients, the Penn Environmental Group has announced its first round of local businesses to become certified as...Read more »

February 2, 2010

Eco-Reps is a peer-to-peer educational program that began with students in Penn’s college houses to help reduce their environmental footprint through improved environmental awareness and behavior changes. The Green Campus...Read more »

February 2, 2010

In support of Penn's Climate Action Plan, Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) is now providing electric utility data online in an effort to encourage members of the Penn community...Read more »

February 2, 2010

Penn is the first University in the nation to introduce a new line of energy efficient, vending machines on campus called 2bU.

February 2, 2010

Business Services’ Transportation and Parking Department launched a Commuter Survey in conjunction with its annual Parking Survey for the first time this past fall.

Business Services’ Transportation and Parking...Read more »

February 2, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania wants the campus community to recycle 30 percent of its waste as it joins more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide participating in RecycleMania this year....Read more »

February 2, 2010

Before leaving for Winter Break, 345 residents of Hill College House pledged to “power down and unplug” their lights and appliances, leading Hill to victory in the inaugural College House...Read more »

February 2, 2010

In support of RecycleMania, the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s (SEAS) CommuniTech group will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event for the Penn community on Wednesday, February 3,...Read more »

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The average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles.

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