April's 30x30 Challenge Gets Penn Community Outdoors
April 1-30 marked the 4th annual Penn 30x30 Challenge, in which the Penn community was challenged to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors every day for 30 days. Open to Penn faculty, staff, and this year for the first time, students, the challenge encouraged the community to get outside, learn about local ecology, and experience the health benefits of spending time in a natural setting.
2017 30x30 drew 310 participants, many of whom shared photos on the Cluster app documenting their time in the outdoors. Most of these images can also be found on Instagram with the tag #penn30x30challenge. By submitting photos, and attending as many events as possible, a few people were selected for a special prize, a hand-painted stainless steel S'well water bottle. The lucky winners were Nicole Perry, Rich Zak, Sandra Bowman, Kelly Andrews, and Colleen Mullarkey. READ MORE