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March 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 26


Upcoming Sustainability Event

Green Campus Partnership Film Series presents, I Love Trash, a documentary on dumpster diving,Tuesday, March 24, 6 p.m., at the Penn Bookstore. Living in a world of incredible waste, it is necessary to confront our use of resources and its impact on the world. The film focuses on the reuse of discarded objects and a shift away from overconsumption. Two friends decide to not buy any things for three months. They dumpster dive all of their clothes, food, electronics, art materials, etc. After the screening, a discussion will follow on implementing some of these ideas into our everyday lives. Enjoy rescued food (leftover food that has been prepared but not served), and come learn how to make your own trash into treasurers! Watch a clip from the film on the RecycleMania website, www.upenn.edu/recyclemania. This is the fourth and final film in this year’s Green Campus Partnership Film Series.

The RecycleMania Competition!

The results from January 18 through March 15 show Penn running better than last year when our recycling rate was 18%. Here is how we stack up against our IvyPlus peers in Week 8! Cumulative Recycling rate (%): 1. Cornell (30.45); 2. Harvard (29.85); 3. Stanford (29.67); 4. Princeton (28.08); 5. Yale (21.53); 6. Penn (21.22); 7. MIT (20.48); 8. Brown (18.08).


Almanac - March 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 26