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Oct 4, 2016

The Green Campus Partnership was proud to support the Philomathean Society's 2016 Annual Oration, which welcomed Dr. Jane Goodall to the Penn Museum on Thursday, September 29th. Dr Jane Goodall's talk "Gombe & Beyond" spanned her entire career, to her current activism with the Jane Goodall Institute...

Aug 25, 2016

The Green Campus Partnership is hiring! We are seeking an undergraduate intern to join our team for the 2016-17 academic year. Please see this job description for details and application instructions.

Aug 17, 2016

Purchasing Services will once again host it’s Annual Supplier Show on Wednesday, September 28th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the lobby of the Annenberg for Performing Arts. Penn staff and faculty will have the opportunity to meet with and learn about the latest offerings from representatives of over 50...

Aug 15, 2016

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) and PennDesign have established the Muscoe Martin Green Building Fellowship for a student in the Ecological Architecture Certificate or the Master of Environmental Building Design programs to pursue research and projects that advance green building...

Jun 27, 2016

At the heart of Penn’s campus on the popular College Green sits a massive 135-year-old American elm. The tree is a descendent of the original “Treaty Elm” under which William Penn signed a peace agreement with the Lenape Indians in 1683. The American elm is just one of the more than 6,500 trees that...

Jun 8, 2016

Penn Plant Explorer is an interactive website, linked to Penn’s comprehensive tree inventory (6,500+ trees), that allows users to map and interpret the significant trees, specialty gardens, urban parks, edible plants and seasonal interest throughout Penn’s campus. Visitors can access Penn Plant...

Jun 7, 2016

JUNEBERRY JOY: POPHARVEST @ UPENN CAMPUS Thursday, June 9 @ 5:30 to 7:30pm St Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Harvest the first ripe tree fruit of summer at various locations throughout the University of Pennsylvania campus. Meet in front of St. Mary's Church. Please RSVP if...

May 13, 2016

Get in the saddle, Penn Community, and ride your bike to work on Friday, May 20. Penn is participating in this national event and will offer an assortment of activities and information for bicycle commuters. Bike to Work Day RIDE Penn Bike Resource Table Hosted by Penn DPS 8:00-8:30 AM Meet at Penn...

Mar 29, 2016

Get in the saddle, Penn Community, and ride your bike to work on Friday, May 20. Penn is participating in this national event and will offer an assortment of activities and information for bicycle commuters. Bike to Work Day RIDE Penn Bike Resource Table Hosted by Penn DPS 8:00-8:30 AM Meet at Penn...

Mar 22, 2016

2015 will be Penn’s 7th straight year of recognition as a Tree Campus USA. This consistent recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation affirms Penn’s commitment to campus tree management, foster healthy urban forests, community outreach, and our engagement of the student population in these endeavors...

Mar 21, 2016

Starting next year (2016-2017), Penn’s Eco-Reps program is transitioning into a paid internship experience. Apply for 2016-17! Starting next year, Penn’s Eco-Reps program is transitioning into a paid internship experience. Students will have the chance to work for Penn's Sustainability Office as...

Feb 25, 2016

Yesterday, the 2016 Power Down Challenge culminated in the first-ever campus-wide Energy Reduction Challenge. Over the course of 24 hours, the entire Penn community collaborated to save as much energy as possible by turning off lights, taking the stairs, unplugging, and reducing energy in whatever...

Feb 22, 2016

Watch Penn's Athletics Eco-Reps new video and learn a number of ways for Penn to come together and 'power down' on Wednesday, February 24. Savings from the campus-wide energy reduction challenge will go directly towards funding additional Climate Action Research grants for undergraduates at Penn...

Feb 19, 2016

Looking for a job in sustainability? We talked with Mylène Kerschner, Associate Director at Career Services, to learn more about the Career Services office and how they can help you get that dream job! Career Services is a 2016 Power Down Partner. Green Campus Partnership: What is Career Services...

Feb 18, 2016

What the heck is a REC? A REC or Renewable Energy Credit is associated with one-megawatt production of clean energy and can be purchased or sold on a market. But how do they help promote renewables and why does Penn buy them? We turned to Dan Garofalo, Penn’s Sustainability Director, and Andrew...

Feb 12, 2016

As bond market interest rates plummeted, Penn took this opportunity to propel the University into the modern age of energy efficiency and capital improvements. With millions of dollars generated through the issuance of Century Bonds, we decided it was time to learn how Penn uses this financial tool...

Feb 12, 2016

Founded in 2011, Penn’s very own bike-share, PennCycle, redefines transportation and makes biking safe, easy, and affordable. As part of Penn Student Agencies, PennCycle is a student-run, sustainable business. Recently, we sat down with Travis Gosse, PennCycle’s Student Manager, to discuss how...

Feb 12, 2016

When it comes to tackling climate change, understanding the risks involved is hugely important. But how do we incorporate these risks into tangible solutions? We talked to the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center’s Founder and Co-Director, Dr. Howard Kunreuther, to learn more. Green...

Feb 12, 2016

Notice the new pre-game light show at the Palestra? The redesigned Hutchinson Gymnasium? The LEED Certified Weiss Weight Room? We caught up with the team responsible! Keith Maurer, Associate Director for Athletic Facilities, and Noah Gustkey, Assistant AD for Facilities, help manage the athletic...

Feb 12, 2016

Interested in how we can better “nurse” sustainability on campus? We stopped by Fagin Hall to talk with Lucia DiNapoli, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Nursing and Joseph Gomez, Building and Operations Administrator for the School of Nursing to learn more about sustainability at Penn’s Nursing...

Feb 12, 2016

From College Hall to Leidy, the School of Arts and Sciences can be found across a wide variety of campus buildings. To discuss the challenges surrounding sustainability in SAS, we talked to Brittany Gross, Space and Projects Coordinator for the School of Arts and Sciences. Green Campus Partnership...

Feb 9, 2016

What’s the deal with that awesome new orange building? How about those water filling stations? What’s a recycling center? For all these questions and more, we took to the engineering quad to discover the sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the School of Engineering and Applied Science. We...

Feb 9, 2016

LEED [Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design] is a well-known standard for certifying green buildings, but what does it really mean when buildings are LEED Certified? Why has Penn adopted it? We talked to Dan Garofalo, Sustainability Director, and David Hollenberg, the University Architect to...

Feb 5, 2016

Making electricity visible. That’s the aim of the student-run PennOrb, a startup launched by Penn students two years ago to “help you save energy by showing how you use energy”. We caught up with PennOrb’s ambitious founder, Jason Choi, to discuss PennOrb and the future of energy conservation. Green...

Feb 5, 2016

Founded in Fall 2011, Penn Sustainability Review (or PSR) is a student-run, peer-reviewed online and print publication, focused on energy policy, sustainability, and environmental issues. They are made up of a 12 person board and a wide range of writers and contributors for their op-ed articles...

Jan 30, 2016

How does Penn manage energy usage across campus? What are Red Days? Steam and chilled water? Energy at Penn gets complicated, so we tracked down the men in charge, Ken Ogawa, Executive Director of Operations, Operations and Maintenance, and Walt Molishus, Utilities Operations Manager, Operations and...

Jan 29, 2016

One of Penn’s newest environmental groups has certainly made a splash, quite literally that is. With innovative projects like Wetland, a sustainable barge, the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities (PPEH) bridges the gap between the sciences and the humanities to foster greater dialogue...

Jan 29, 2016

From Huntsman Hall to Joe’s Café, the staff in Wharton Operations works hard to make sure everything from scheduling to lighting in these buildings functions without a hitch. We sat down with two people from Wharton Operations: David Mazzocco, Associate Director of Sustainability and Projects, and...

Jan 25, 2016

In its second year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy is changing the energy landscape and providing a forum for discussion on critical energy and policy issues. We sat down with Cornelia Colijn, Deputy Director at the Kleinman Center, to learn more about how Kleinman is helping Penn power down...

Nov 30, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania has joined 213 colleges and universities in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, an initiative launched by the White House Council of Environmental Quality. President Amy Gutmann signed the Act on Climate Pledge, expressing how Penn supports the efforts...

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