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January, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Trade in your old space heater for a free CozyToes™ heated foot pad OR Warm Desk Pad as part of Space Heater Amnesty Day.  Fill out the form here by Friday, January 11 if you plan to participate! 

By submitting the form, you will reserve one free heating product of your choice. We are offering three types of products:

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join an experienced guide to explore the arboretum’s collection of hollies and other broadleaf evergreens that enliven the winter landscape with their lush greenery and provide year-round appeal and an everlasting framework for seasonal plantings. Tours begin at Widener Visitor Center.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (All day)

Every two years, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE)  holds a summit that focuses on developing practical solutions to challenges facing our tidal Delaware River and Bay. We invite scientists, managers, educators and the public. Our next summit, set for January 2019, will be a four-day event featuring dozens of experts and more than 100 presentations about clean water, healthy habitats, shellfish, tidal wetlands and more.  Learn more here.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (All day)

Every two years, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) holds a summit that focuses on developing practical solutions to challenges facing our tidal Delaware River and Bay. We invite scientists, managers, educators and the public. Our next summit, will be a four-day event featuring dozens of experts and more than 100 presentations about clean water, healthy habitats, shellfish, tidal wetlands and more.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up.

February, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join Dallas Burtraw, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, for a discussion on carbon markets.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jennifer leads sustainability and packaging quality for Drinkworks, a joint venture between Keurig Dr. Pepper and Anheuser-Busch InBev. Jennifer's professional background spans corporate sustainability, investment management, operations and lean manufacturing, and technology entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 5:00pm

Marisol de la Cadena's visit is part of PPEH's 2018-2019 Annual Theme: Places of Language, Languages of Place.

See more information on the PPEH website.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jacqueline M. Jenkins is the acting executive director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Prior to joining FIT, she was the dean of graduate studies at LIM College where she created the Global Fashion Supply Chain Management graduate degree. She co-authored a textbook, Fashion Supply Chain Management (Fairchild). Jacqueline also served as the program executive for the University of Pennsylvania Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub and the director for the Wharton Small Business Development Center.

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

There will be a Green Labs meeting on Friday, February 22 at 1pm in the Clinical research Building (CRB), Room 302. Please join the Green Labs group to discuss ways to improve sustainability practices in Penn lab spaces. Please reach out to Elicia Preston (eliciap@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) with any questions.

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Making Climate Data Public

March, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Stop by the Perelman School of 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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (All day)

When the clock strikes midnight on March 20th, join the entire Penn community and participate in the campus-wide Energy Reduction Challenge. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to reduce their energy usage over a 24-hour period, from 12:00AM to 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 20th. Turn off your lights, unplug your appliances, turn down the heat, and put on a sweater! Let's see how much energy we can save together.

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.

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.

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’.