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October 8, 2009

By capturing rainwater and reducing it slowly over time, Penn's green roofs lessen the burden on the West Philadelphia sewer system, while providing several additional environmental benefits.

One of the...Read more »

October 8, 2009

In March 2009, seven Greek houses began participating in a pilot recycling program that aims to integrate Penn’s sustainability initiatives with the Greek community.

Representatives from the seven houses worked...Read more »

October 8, 2009

In July, some 60 staff members from Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES), the School of Medicine, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Dining...Read more »

October 8, 2009

September's Eat Local Challenge was just one of the many sustainability initiatives that have been adopted by Penn Dining since partnering with Bon Appétit Management Company, the University's new food...Read more »

September 16, 2009

Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer -- About an hour ago, Penn president Amy Gutmann announced the university's new Climate Action Plan, which calls for all sorts of green upgrades. Penn is...Read more »

September 16, 2009

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania today released its Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive approach to reducing the University’s carbon footprint and enhancing its overall sustainability. An announcement by President...Read more »

September 2, 2009

Plastic water and soda bottles that are said to last forever in a landfill will instead grace the 2,500 or so Penn graduating seniors next spring as their commencement caps...Read more »

June 15, 2009

Scientific American has ranked the University of Pennsylvania #19 on its list of the country's "Top 25 Green Leaders" alongside other environmentally-conscious companies and municipalities. Penn, the only institution of...Read more »

June 1, 2009

Penn has been designated as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida for meeting the Environmental...Read more »

May 1, 2009

Sandy Bauers, Philadelphia Inquirer -- It's big. It's brainy. Officials say it will save money. And it's solar-powered to boot. Philadelphia installed the first of a new generation of trash...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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