Videos

Green Campus Partnership on YouTube

Videos of the Green Campus Partnership, the umbrella group that addresses environmental sustainability and stewardship at Penn are available on their YouTube channel are available on the Web at www.youtube.com/PennGCP.

INSIDE JOE'S CAFE

Joe's Café, a newly renovated eatery in the Wharton School's Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall, is a model of sustainability. From its selection of foods to the building materials to the cleaning methods to waste disposal, Joe's shows the school's commitment to Penn's Climate Action Plan. As Penn's first LEED Gold level application, Joe's composts, uses no chemical cleaning products in the dining area and serves up locally baked goods, locally roasted coffees, seasonal produce and seafood certified by Seafood Watch at Monterey Bay. All meats are roasted on campus and soups are made from scratch daily.

Click here to learn more about how Joe's Café fits in Penn's sustainability efforts.

 

TRASH TALK

A panel discussion with key players in the recycling process at the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia. Featured Panelists:

Clarena Tolson
Philadelphia Streets Commissioner

Shannon Detweiler
Blue Mountain Recycling

JoAnn Murphy
Director of Purchasing
Penn Purchasing Services

Laurie Cousart
Director of Penn Dining
Penn Business Services

Ken Ogawa
Executive Director of Operations and Maintenance
Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services

Amy Phillips
Senior IT Project Leader
Penn Information & Systems Computing

Dan Sanchez, SEAS '10
Director of Housing, Sustainability and Facilities, Penn Undergraduate Assembly

 

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN LAUNCH

On September 16, 2009, the University of Pennsylvania released its Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive approach to reducing the Universitys carbon footprint and enhancing its overall sustainability. This speech by President Amy Gutmann marked the occasion.

Click here to read more about the event.

Click here to download the full Climate Action Plan.

 

RECYCLEMANIA 2009

PENN & PHILADELPHIA: WORKING TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Dr. Mark Alan Hughes, Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia, speaks to the Penn community about Philadelphia's ambitious goal of becoming the "greenest city in America," and discusses the importance of the University's recycling initiatives.

 

SEEKING SUSTAINABILITY

Penn confronts the local and global challenge of sustainability during a panel discussion at the 2009 Founder's Day Symposium.

 

DARE TO BE GREEN

The University of Pennsylvania's shocking words of encouragement for students... urging them to "get green."

Fact

What we plug into the walls accounts for 37% of the energy consumed on Penn's campus.