Penn's Waste Minimization Awareness Campaign September 21-25

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...ReThink!
September 2020

This year's ReThink Your Footprint campaign will coincide with the University's first annual Climate Week.


The Penn Sustainability Office invites the Penn Community to come together for its annual ReThink Your Footprint campaign to promote waste minimization efforts. ReThink Your Footprint raises awareness of already-established waste minimization programs and initiatives in this area, inspires students, staff, and faculty to create new activities related to source reduction and recycling, and encourages everyone to rethink their footprint.

The goal of ReThink Your Footprint is to raise the level of conversation about waste management beyond solely recycling and into a broader discussion of source reduction and reuse – resulting in greater diversion of campus waste from the landfill.  As a University, Penn has already made great strides in managing its trash, recycling, and other waste, and this year we continue to build upon this work.

This year's ReThink Your Footprint campaign will coincide with the University's first annual Climate Week.


Join the Campaign

Here's how you can help minimize waste in September 2020:

  1. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and stay tuned for our social media engagement campaign throughout the week! 
  2. Participate in Climate Week events!
  3. Share ReThink Tips: Distribute marketing materials to students, staff, and faculty to share with their networks!
  4. Report what you recycle or donate using our Qualtrics survey!
presentation from Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet

Check out our campaign for ReThink Your Footprint 2020.

collection of buttons and posters from Green Campus Partnership

Download colorful, informative posters and other images to share the word about ReThink!