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March, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is still a global crisis associated with excess deaths among children, high morbidity, and crippling development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6 is to provide access to clean water, adequate sanitation and hygiene for everyone by the year 2030. Access to WASH is a stated public policy goal of all nations, yet every single country still experiences WASH inequalities.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Stop by the Law School's E-Waste Collection to recycle "anything with a plug," including keyboards, mice, and charging cords, as well as phones, cameras, and computer parts. This e-waste collection is part of the 2019 Power Down Challenge.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The U.S. energy storage sector has seen a major expansion in recent years. By the end of 2018, there were 33 GW of storage projects in the pipeline. FERC Order 841 and State initiatives have accelerated this deployment which has been focused on projects co-locating renewable energy and storage and large-scale storage. But the expansion of competition may drive challenges. This panel of experts will review the state of the energy storage sector, as well as the outlook for the coming years.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

The second symposium in the series will focus on stream restoration and dam removal, agricultural BMPs and resiliency, and technologies (e.g. biochar) for water remediation. The symposium will include a keynote address, topical sessions, an Innovation in Water Science Panel, and a Student Poster Session with cash prizes. A light breakfast, full lunch, and snacks will be provided. Learn more here!

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Stop by Penn Dental Medicine's E-Waste Collection to recycle "anything with a plug," including keyboards, mice, and charging cords, as well as phones, cameras, and computer parts. This e-waste collection is part of the 2019 Power Down Challenge.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 5:30pm

On March 23rd, Isla Urbana at Penn will be hosting a Walk for Water to support the Isla Urbana Foundation in combating the water crisis in Mexico City through the installation of rainwater harvesting systems into the most vulnerable communities and schools. Join us for a walk through Penn’s campus that will end with a party at the Class of 1923 ice skating rink! Music, food, and t-shirts will be provided. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Do you want to start reducing your family’s footprint but are not quite sure where to start? This is the class for you! Come learn the basics of reducing the waste production from just about every room in the house. This class will be specifically targeted for the Philadelphia metro area, and include tips and tricks to living a lower waste lifestyle in this region (although general principles can be applied anywhere). Register here!

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:30pm

The Department of Earth & Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania will host the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference. This event is a celebration of academic excellence for our Professional Masters Programs with over 40 Masters of Environmental Studies and MS in Applied Geosciences graduating students presenting posters of their research. Register for free here!

April, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Help us kick off the 30x30 Challenge at our picnic on College Green, by the Peace Sign statue! Please bring your own lunch, but we will provide snacks and drinks.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

A race or a ladder - however you see your life - the daily act of donning the mask of success and going for the hunt can be a challenge. Somehow or other, success means I am able to grab from the world just what I want to complete the story of my ‘life as I would like it to be.' Focused attention and hard work may not sound like too steep a price for the dream, but does getting what you want always come with the satisfaction you seek? How long do our prized possessions sustain? And how long can the planet sustain the pressure of our pursuit of happiness?

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for a walk along the Schuylkill River Trail!

Please meet at 12pm outside of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology (3205 Walnut St). From there, we will walk down to the Schuylkill Banks.

Register here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Hear from Penn's Landscape Architecture Office about some of the ecological landscape projects and practices that make our campus both beautiful and biologically diverse! Please meet at 12pm at Shoemaker Green, in front of the Palestra. 

The event will be capped at 30 participants due to size limitations.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm

This Earth Day, do your part by participating in our Cigarette Butt Cleanup Walk! We will split up into small groups to cover an assigned section of campus. Each group will need one person with an iPhone to download the Rubbish app, which will be used to log the locations of cigarette butts on campus. Gloves and trash bags will be provided! Your work will help clean Penn's campus and identify areas not in compliance with Penn's tobacco-free campus policy.

June, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019 (All day)

In recognition of McHarg’s legacy, the department of landscape architecture at Penn is establishing The Ian L. McHarg Center—a nexus of research, teaching, and advocacy for improving the relationship between cities and their landscapes, and processes of urbanization and ecosystems. The Center’s official launch is a part of Design with Nature Now?—an international symposium to be held in Philadelphia in the summer of 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of McHarg’s magnum opus, ‘Design with Nature’.