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June 17, 2015

University research labs are known to use a great deal of energy to support research and use large electronic equipment. Lab managers often are looking for ways to reduce energy...Read more »

June 12, 2015

Penn Purchasing Services, in conjunction with Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) and Penn Green Campus Partnership (GCP), has announced the Green Purchasing Award. The award is to be presented at...Read more »

April 13, 2015

“Spring finally may be here! For a while, it was hard to imagine sunny warm days and fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, but it seems we’ve made it through winter,”...Read more »

April 13, 2015

Last spring Penn students from Professor Mary Summers’ Politics of Food Class approached Penn Dining and its food service provider Bon Appetit about working with Feeding America, a national organization...Read more »

April 13, 2015

Business Services has launched a Green Travel page as part of the Penn Travel and Expense Management website:  http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/penntravel/green-travel.html  Find helpful hints for things like booking ground transportation and...Read more »

April 13, 2015

The SEAS Green Team hosted a Book Swap in January where faculty, staff and engineering students were encouraged to clear out and trade up on the contents of their bookshelves....Read more »

April 13, 2015

The practice of composting is growing on Penn’s campus. Post-consumer food waste is collected in Houston Hall, for example, and this type of composting is also part of some offices’...Read more »

April 13, 2015

A renovation of the first and second floors of Vance Hall has received LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver Certification. This building, located at 3733 Spruce Street, was constructed in 1972...Read more »

April 13, 2015

The Morris Arboretum’s permeable parking lot is being renewed and rededicated after 25 years of service.  The original parking lot used innovative and, for its time, unique construction techniques to...Read more »

April 13, 2015

Penn’s Green Living certification program recognizes students for their individual efforts to live a sustainable lifestyle, awarding Gold, Silver, and Bronze level certifications and rewards from neighborhood restaurants such as...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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