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March 16, 2010, Volume 56, No. 25


As we continue to enhance our sustainability practices and work towards reducing our carbon footprint by meeting the goals of the Climate Action Plan, Penn is entering the final three weeks of the national RecycleMania waste reduction and recycling competition.

We now stand in 8th place out of the 11 Ivy Plus schools, with a cumulative recycling rate of 24.60%. We are outperforming our recycling rate from last year and are making progress toward our 30% goal for this year’s competition, but we will need everyone’s help to get ahead. In the Waste Minimization ranking, Penn is in 3rd place.

—Dan Garofalo
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

Standings: To see the full Ivy Plus, City Six, and Pennsylvania standings, please see the Green Campus Partnership website: www.upenn.edu/sustainability/recyclemania.html#rmstandings

Upcoming Event: Innovation in Recycling Panel Discussion: March 17, 4:30-6 p.m., G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true green fashion!


Related: Green Evolution: Managing the Risks, Reaping the Benefits

Almanac - March 16, 2010, Volume 56, No. 25