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April 21, 2009

For the third straight year, the University of Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the nation's leading purchaser of green power among institutions of higher...Read more »

March 6, 2009

Philadelphia Inquirer -- In a city struggling for some good news, it was welcome timing for the University of Pennsylvania to announce plans to spend $40 million to convert 14...Read more »

March 3, 2009

Vernon Clarkat, Philadelphia Inquirer -- A 14-acre stretch of former U.S. Postal Service parking lots in West Philadelphia is set to get a green makeover, transforming it to open space...Read more »

February 27, 2009

"Vice President Joe Biden went on a morning tour of operations at the University of Pennsylvania, which has cut energy use by 15%.

The Wall Street Journal,...Read more »

February 10, 2009

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies has launched the LPS Open Learning Commons, an interactive online learning platform that incorporates social networking.

The...Read more »

October 24, 2008

"The University of Pennsylvania outranked other schools in the area on an annual sustainability report card conducted by the Sustainable Endowments Institute."

Philadelphia Business Journal...Read more »

October 8, 2008

"I think that there's no one size solution fits everybody so that's what this fair is all about is to say 'let's find something that fits your needs."
KYW...Read more »

September 30, 2008

"The Penn Connects plan recommends a “sustainable approach to development, with a particular focus on the opportunities available in the east campus expansion area."
Almanac...Read more »

September 24, 2008

"Only five of the 15 top-rated schools are from the Ivy League: Brown, Columbia, and Harvard Universities, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania."

Chronicle of Higher...Read more »

September 24, 2008

"The Horticulture Center Complex will be the first green building at the 167-acre arboretum, ... The new center will seek LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council."
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Penn’s undergraduate major in Environmental Studies was the first in the country in 1972.

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