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'Be in the Know' and Social Media Contest: New elements to 30x30 in 2019

April 1, 2019
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Did you know that Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, according to the EPA? Over the last decade, researchers have been documenting what many of us know intuitively - that nature is good for our health and well-being. Regularly immersing yourself in a natural setting-like a park, forest, or field- can reduce stress while boosting immunity, energy levels, and creativity.

The 30x30 Challenge is an effort to encourage the Penn community to get outside, learn about local ecology, and appreciate the beauty of nature. Join Penn's 30x30 Challenge and challenge yourself to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors in nature each day for all 30 days of April. The Challenge runs from April 1 - 30. 

New this year:

Social Media Competition
We would love to see your fun ideas for getting outside, so please share what you're doing with Penn Sustainability on social media! Tag us on Instagram (@pennsustainability), Twitter (@greenpenn), or Facebook (@PennSustainability) and use the hashtag #Penn30x30Challenge in your post. At the end of the month, we'll select a winning social media post, and the winner will receive a S'well water bottle.

Earn Credit in Penn's 'Be in the Know' Program

  • Sign up for the 30x30 Challenge
  • Attend at least one qualifying Penn Sustainability 30x30 event (all events listed above qualify)
  • At the end of April, sign a pledge that you completed the challenge

 Sign up throughout April!

Share a Story

Do you have a sustainability story to share with the campus? Want to hear more about a specific topic or project?
Send us an email and we'll consider the content for inclusion on the website or in a future e-newsletter.