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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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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%.

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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.

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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."

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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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May 6, 2008

"We are proud to expand our sizeable commitment to clean and renewable wind energy," President Amy Gutmann said."

Almanac
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May 2, 2008

"Then there's the University of Pennsylvania, which purchases more green power than any other U.S. college or university." Forbes...Read more »

April 30, 2008

"The Ivy League purchased a total of 222 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity, with the University of Pennsylvania alone accounting for 193 million kilowatt-hours, making it the largest academic...Read more »

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Fact

The 2014 Power Down Challenge resulted in a combined savings of over 35,000 kWh across campus –enough to power 3.3 homes’ electricity for one year.

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