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February 10, 2014

Can a sports arena that seats 9,000 hold an event that produces zero landfill waste?

Attend Penn Men's Basketball game against Harvard on Friday, February 21 and see how...Read more »

February 10, 2014

As a follow up to conversations with individual faculty around the University, we will bring together groups of faculty to discuss what it means to teach our fields through the lens of...Read more »

February 4, 2014

Penn faculty! Introduce environmental sustainability into existing and new courses. Apply by Feb 17 to Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum.Read more »

January 30, 2014

Who will win this year's campus electricity reduction competition? Do your best by turning off lights, powering down your devices and appliances, and layering up your clothing for cold weather....Read more »

January 14, 2014

In a video produced by University Communications, Penn Environmental Sustainability Director Dan Garofalo explains the recent ReThink Your Footprint campaign in the larger context of Penn's sustainability efforts. ...Read more »

December 17, 2013

Each year, the University spends an astonishing $100 million on information technology, or IT supplies. Separately, Penn spends about $20 million annually on office supplies and support.Read more »

November 27, 2013

Use these Did You Know? posters to illustrate the reality of waste minimization.Read more »

November 27, 2013

Morris Arboretum is working to have its Compton Café certified as a Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association. They are working on accumulating points in seven categories such as water...Read more »

November 27, 2013

The Perelman School of Medicine launched a Recycling Room on November 15. Located on the 2nd Floor of...Read more »

November 25, 2013

Penn uses Northeast Philadelphia-based Revolution Recovery for its Small Projects Group construction and demolition waste recycling. Revolution Recovery’s corporate mission — to keep materials out of landfills — strongly aligns...Read more »

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Penn was presented with the Office Depot Special Recognition Award for the University’s sustainable purchasing practices in 2013.

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