Reducing Emissions

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March 17, 2014

Recognized as one of the world’s most attractive urban campuses, Penn is home to significant achievements in planning, landscape design, and architecture. The University’s commitment to its Climate Action Plan...Read more »

March 17, 2014

In an article on the Philadelphia Water Department program, Green City, Clean Waters, Shoemaker Green was profiled as a green infrastructure system designed to both reduce runoff and store rainwater....Read more »

March 17, 2014

On Friday, February 21, the Athletics Eco-Reps had a great win for sustainability with a Zero-waste Basketball Game. Nearly 20 volunteers spent the evening helping Quaker fans to sort all...Read more »

March 17, 2014

As a small city of more than 30,000 people, Penn daily produces a large amount  waste – some of it headed for recycling, some of it for compost, and, yes,...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Best Workplaces for CommutersSM, a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation, has named Penn one of the most commuter-friendly universities in the nation. Organized by the National Center for...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Penn Purchasing Services announced in February the availability of a new discount pricing agreement with Wash Cycle Laundry, Inc., a University-preferred supplier of sustainable laundry services.

Wash Cycle Laundry uses...Read more »

March 17, 2014

Much of the food sold at campus cafes is locally produced, including some items created by Penn students and recent alumni. Cookie company White & Wong, and beef jerky creator Righteous Felon...Read more »

March 12, 2014

Creative, energy-conserving members of the Penn community joined together to save electricity during this year's Power Down Challenge, Feb 3 - March 2, 2014. 

While DuBois and Sansom Place came...Read more »

March 5, 2014

After four weeks of turning off unneeded lights, unplugging unused devices, layering up to warm up, and other creative means to conserve electricity, the champions have been named in Penn’s...Read more »

February 28, 2014

Penn undergrads interested in environmental sustainability can spend the summer working as a research assistant to a Penn faculty member looking to infuse their course with “green” themes. Four paid...Read more »

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Air travel and commuting makes up 11% of our campus' energy usage.

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