ReThink "Happenings"


Check back often for new Happenings and links to programs, events, and activities from across the Penn Community for ReThink Your Footprint 2014.

2014 ReThink Your Footprint "Happenings"

Scheduled Events

11/1 Zero Waste QuakerFest 2014, Irvine Auditorium

11/4 Sustainability Event at Penn’s Nursing School

11/6 E-Waste Collection Day, Room 166, Levine North (GRW) 11am-2pm

11/7 Special guest presentation by Lisa Jackson, Sustainability Director at Apple

11/8 Kings Court English College House Eco-Reps host a zero waste movie screening

11/8 Riepe College House Eco-Reps host a zero waste movie screening

11/9 Hill Eco-Reps host a zero waste movie screening

11/10 Waste Audit at Houston Hall Market

11/11 Waste Audit at Houston Hall Market

11/12 Waste Audit at Houston Hall Market

11/13 E-Waste Collection Day, the Goat Lounge, Law School 11am-2pm

11/20 E-Waste Collection Day, Silfen Student Study Center, Williams Hall & FRES Office 11am-2pm


Ongoing efforts

  • Penn’s Law School collects composts in the communal courtyard.
  • Truck scales will now allow Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services to improve measurement of waste leaving the University.
  • The Zero Waste How-To Guide provides step-by-step advice on hosting a zero waste event.
  • Business Services’ Managed Print Services program celebrates one year of paper savings.
  • Perelman School of Medicine opens it’s second recycling room.
  • School of Arts and Sciences & the Netter Center partner on a Furniture Recycling Program.
  • Penn’s Nursing School pilots a desk-side recycling program.
  • Green Campus Partnership encourages students, faculty & staff to share their personal #ReThinkYourFootprint happenings via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
  • BYO plate and utensils incentive system for food events at Rodin College House 
  • Rodin House monthly dinner discussions are zero waste events
  • Gregory College House Eco-Reps host a House-Wide Recycling Competition during the month of November
  • Ware College House Eco-Reps host a blind taste-test of bottled water vs. tap to promote plastic bottle waste reduction 
  • BYO cup to Smart Cookie Events in Hill College House