Penn Students to Mix Candy With Environmental Awareness in ‘Reverse’ Trick or Treat

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 29, 2009


In a new twist to an old Halloween favorite, residents of neighborhoods surrounding the University of Pennsylvania will be treated to candy and information about recycling and composting in Philadelphia as well as energy-conservation tips in a “reverse” trick-or-treating event.


Members and friends of the Penn Environmental Group, dressed in Halloween costumes


1-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31


West Philadelphia neighborhoods in the area bounded by 38th Street, 43rd Street, Baltimore Avenue and Chestnut Street


As the students carry their message of environmental awareness, they will also distribute recycling bins to residents who provide their addresses in advance. Residents can also sign up for bins with the students.

Residents needing a recycling bin may contact Laura Boudreau at to get on the trick-or-treat list. PEG can provide one bin per house or apartment.

Additional information on Penn’s energy initiatives and other Energy Awareness Week activities and tips to curtail energy use is available at