ReThink "Happenings"


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

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Distribution of re-usable water bottles to student College House residents (Move In)

Student Eco-Reps Green Apple Day of Service (Sept 21)

Green Living Certification for College House residents (ongoing program)

Student Eco-Reps College House Waste Audits (Nov 5-17)

Student Volunteers at Zero-Waste QuakerFest (Nov 9)

Student Eco-Reps Mini-Bin Challenge (Nov 18-24)

College House Eco-Reps Low- or Zero-Waste Events

Alumni Relations

Zero Waste QuakerFest (Nov 9)

Business Services

Green "To Go" Containers (ongoing program)

Managed Print Initiative (ongoing program)

Goodwill Donation Boxes on campus (ongoing program)

Facilities & Real Estate Services

Recycling of Construction Waste (ongoing initiative)

Solid Waste Management Plan Working Groups (new initiative)

America Recycles Day (Nov 15)

On the Road to Zero Waste: Advances in Commercial Waste Diversion Tour at Penn (to be scheduled)

FRES Office Clean Out (Nov 19)

GreenBuild 2013 Conference pre- and post-con tours (Nov 20-22)

Retail openings with environmentally sustainable selections: SweetGreen, Hip City Veg

Green Events Guide

Map of water bottle filling stations

Compost Tea on Campus Landscapes (ongoing program)

School & Center, Division, Department

Penn Athletics Initiatives Towards Zero-Waste Games

School of Social Policy and Practice Redesigns Backyard for Sustainability

School of Arts & Sciences Composting Workshop at The Dirt Factory (Summer 2013)

School of Arts & Sciences Waste Audits (Fall 2013)

School of Arts & Sciences Zero-Waste Staff Appreciation Event (Nov 19)

Morris Arboretum working towards Green Restaurant Association certification for its Compton Cafe (ongoing efforts)

Wharton Zero-Waste Staff Appreciation Event (Nov 6)

School of Engineering & Applied Science Composting Program (Fall 2013)

School of Engineering & Applied Science's initiative to have all shared offices Green Office Certified

Penn Law's initiative to have all offices Green Office Certified

School of Medicine Recycling Room Opening (Nov 15)


Zero-Waste Class - Presented by The Professional Recyclers of PA (Nov 18)


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