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March 2, 2010, Volume 56, No. 24


Upcoming Event

March 4: Staff and Faculty Eco-Rep Kick-Off Meeting. Reduce the environmental footprint of your office through improved environmental awareness and behavior change by volunteering as a Staff Eco-Rep. We will be holding monthly lunch time conversations to share best sustainable practices between departments, as well as brief trainings by Penn’s sustainability team on green topics. Noon –1 p.m., Bishop White Room, Houston Hall. Penn staff and faculty only, lunch to be provided. RSVP and info:sustainability@upenn.edu.

In Week 5 Penn recycled 24.16% of campus waste, bringing our cumulative rate for the Grand Champion competition to 22.71% and putting us in 9th place in the overall Ivy Plus standings. Penn remains in 2nd place for the Ivy Plus Waste Minimization competition, trailing only Georgetown, so keep up the good work reducing waste! To see where Penn currently stands among its Ivy Plus, City Six, and Pennsylvania peers, see the Green Campus Partnership website: www.upenn.edu/sustainability/recyclemania.html#rmstandings

Did You Know?
Talk trash with other Penn people. The RecycleMania Trash Talk panel discussion held last month was videotaped and is now online. Learn more about waste reduction and recycling initiatives at Penn from this discussion with key players in both the city and campus recycling processes, moderated by Dan Garofalo, Penn’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. To view the video, go to the Green Campus Partnership website at www.upenn.edu/sustainability/resources/videos.html.


Related: Free Sustainability Workshops


Almanac - March 2, 2010, Volume 56, No. 24