OCTOBER 8, 2009
As the University begins its expansion of academic initiatives around sustainability, the main attraction for undergrads will most certainly be a new environmental minor: Sustainability...Read more »
The University of Pennsylvania has received an A- grade on the Sustainable Endowments Institute College Sustainability Report Card for the second consecutive year, the highest mark awarded to any institution....Read more »
This month, Facilities and Real Estate Services, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, announced the launch of the Penn Green Fund, a grant available to all members of...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
With the addition of new bike parking corrals, bike lanes and safety instruction, Penn is renewing its commitment to creating a haven for members of the biking community. Ample bike...Read more »
In May, Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) installed 10 BigBelly solar-powered trash compactor and recycling units after a successful 2007 pilot installation at 36th & Chestnut streets. Not just...Read more »
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 »