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Feb 10, 2009

"Vice President Joe Biden went on a morning tour of operations at the University of Pennsylvania, which has cut energy use by 15%.

The Wall Street Journal, Washington Wire

Oct 24, 2008

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies has launched the LPS Open Learning Commons, an interactive online learning platform that incorporates social networking.

The Commons is a new model that allows anyone who is interested in viewing the lectures and...

Oct 7, 2008

"The University of Pennsylvania outranked other schools in the area on an annual sustainability report card conducted by the Sustainable Endowments Institute."

Philadelphia Business Journal

Sep 29, 2008

"I think that there's no one size solution fits everybody so that's what this fair is all about is to say 'let's find something that fits your needs."
KYW NewsRadio

Sep 24, 2008

"The Penn Connects plan recommends a “sustainable approach to development, with a particular focus on the opportunities available in the east campus expansion area."
Almanac

Sep 23, 2008

"Only five of the 15 top-rated schools are from the Ivy League: Brown, Columbia, and Harvard Universities, Dartmouth College, and the University of Pennsylvania."

Chronicle of Higher Education

May 5, 2008

"The Horticulture Center Complex will be the first green building at the 167-acre arboretum, ... The new center will seek LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council."
Philadelphia Business Journal

May 2, 2008

"We are proud to expand our sizeable commitment to clean and renewable wind energy," President Amy Gutmann said."

Almanac

Apr 29, 2008

"Then there's the University of Pennsylvania, which purchases more green power than any other U.S. college or university." Forbes

Apr 27, 2008

"The Ivy League purchased a total of 222 million kilowatt-hours of green electricity, with the University of Pennsylvania alone accounting for 193 million kilowatt-hours, making it the largest academic buyer of green power in the country."

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Apr 25, 2008

By the completion of our sustainability plan in 2009, we expect to unveil additional programs including continued participation in sustainable energy," Anne Papageorge, Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services at Penn, said.
Press Release

Jan 31, 2008

“The role Dan will play is enormously important to the University as we develop our long range plan for sustainability. He has already been a leader among his peers in helping to research and establish sound polices in the higher education sector."
Press Release

Jan 29, 2008

"The nonprofit was founded by five people to make getting around without a car easier. They hoped that doing that would reduce car ownership, thereby forcing people to drive less and benefiting the environment."

Philadelphia Business Journal

Aug 3, 2007

Every day thousands of students pass through the Green, hustling to classes, social events and dorms. Which is why the organizers of Penn's participation in this year's nationwide Recyclemania contest chose to kick it off there with an event called Trash Mountain. Philadelphia Weekly

Jun 14, 2007

"It's hard to point to where one could make improvements if we don't have kind of a finer idea of where the energy's actually going," [Jamie] Lee said.

Philadelphia Business Journal

Feb 6, 2007

"We see it as kind of closing the ecological cycle between when you use a product and consume it and it generates waste, and then turn the waste back into something useful."
KYW News Radio

Apr 3, 2006

"We are thrilled to welcome President Gutmann as the first of her Ivy League peers to join this effort."

Press Release

Apr 20, 2003

"Through this environmental stewardship, we can continue to raise the awareness of our students and the community about alternative fuel options."
Press Release

Apr 17, 2003

In September 2002, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection honored the University for its commitment to alternative energy consumption.
Press Release

Oct 23, 2001

"Earth Festival 2003, sponsored by the Penn Environmental Group, with the theme "Thinking about Alternative Energy"
Press Release

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