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October 24, 2013

ReThink Your Footprint is Penn’s Fall 2013 waste minimization initiative. It culminates during three weeks, November 4 – 22, with an awareness campaign designed to engage the entire Penn Community....Read more »

October 23, 2013

Golkin Hall has been awarded LEED Gold status for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council, a coveted recognition of best-in-class building strategies for energy and environmental design. The...Read more »

October 23, 2013

The University officially opened the region’s premier facility for advanced research, education, and innovative public/private partnerships in nanotechnology on October 4. The 78,000 square-foot Krishna P. Singh Center...Read more »

October 23, 2013

Mark your calendars to “power down!”  The Green Campus Partnership has announced that the Power Down Challenge, Penn’s annual energy conservation contest, will be held February  3-28, 2014.

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October 23, 2013

Penn’s student Eco-Reps kick off the semester with a community service project each fall. Both a team-building activity and a community service event, this initiative encourages students to connect with...Read more »

October 23, 2013

This summer, all ten of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) Scholars from the Class of 2016 secured coveted campus research jobs, working  a range of projects, deepening...Read more »

ISAC 2013 interns and advisors
October 23, 2013

Working as a summer research assistant is not an uncommon experience at Penn. From engineering to English, graduate students and undergrads spend the summer on campus, helping professors conduct research...Read more »

Zero Waste Event
October 18, 2013

This year, QuakerFest, the alumni picnic held before the Homecoming football game, will be a zero-waste event -- meaning all waste will be recycled, composted, or re-used. Student Volunteers are Needed!Read more »

shoemaker green
October 8, 2013

Apply now for a Green Fund grant.  Penn’s Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas from Penn students, faculty, and staff with one-time grants of as much as $50,000....Read more »

Greenbuild 2013 Conference
October 1, 2013

Students with an interest in environmental sustainability are needed for the Greenbuild 2013 Conference, November 20-22. Volunteer slots are open from November 15-23, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center....Read more »

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