ReThink "Happenings"


Check back often for new Happenings and links to programs, events, and activities from across the Penn Community for ReThink Your Footprint 2015.

*view past year's Happenings below*

2015 ReThink Your Footprint "Happenings"

Scheduled "Happenings"

September 22      ReThink Your Footprint Presentation at Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps Meeting

November 2         Penn Undergraduate Climate Action Grant Luncheon

November 4         ReThink Lunchtime Film Screening: Addicted to Plastic 12 pm - 1pm in ARCH 108

November 5         E-Waste Collection Day, Room 166, Levine North (GRW), 11am-2pm

November 11       ReThink Lunchtime Film Screening: Trash Dance  12 pm - 1pm in ARCH 108

November 12       E-Waste Collection Day, Fagin Hall Lobby, 11am-2pm

November 19       E-Waste Collection Day, the Goat Lounge, Law School, 11am-2pm


On-going "Happenings"



ReThink about ReThink 2014:

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