Anything related to greening and environmental concerns

Greening Vacant City Lots Could Improve Residents’ Health

November 17, 2011

Penn researchers are cited for studying the effect of greened vacant lots on residents’ health.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 3, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Wharton Will Host ‘Saving Philanthropy’ Screening

PHILADELPHIA —The documentary “Saving Philanthropy” will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in 1206 Steinberg Dietrich-Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, on the University of Pennsylvania campus.  The event is hosted by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton Program for Social Impact and the Wharton Leadership Program.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 3, 2011

Penn Again Tops Higher Education Division of EPA’s Green-Power Partners List

PHILADELPHIA –- With a green power usage of 200,194,600 kWh annually, the University of Pennsylvania has retained its top spot among institutions of higher learning on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of green-power purchasers. 

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the highest green-power purchases in the nation since 2006, and Penn has led its peers for the past five years.

ThinkProgress Green Interview: Leading the Way in Sustainable Building

October 27, 2011

Ali Malkawi of the School of Design is featured.

Article Source: ThinkProgress
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 28, 2011

Penn Researcher Says Government Programs Don’t Work and Suggests a Blueprint for Change

Richard Gelles has written a book, and he is pretty sure about one thing: He is going to upset a lot of people — liberals and conservatives alike.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 27, 2011

In New Book, Penn Researcher Says Most Government Programs Don’t Work

 

PHILADELPHIA — A University of Pennsylvania researcher says most government social programs don’t work, a claim he is certain will not endear him to liberals.  But he also says conservatives will not like hearing that there are programs that do work.

In a new book, The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don’t Work and a Blueprint for Change, Richard J. Gelles also says the current economic situation has destroyed the middle class.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 26, 2011

Groundbreaking Thursday for Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden

 

WHAT:          A groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden, a project designed to develop a healthier community by providing access to local, organic, affordable, nutritious and culturally relevant food, and a space where community members can maintain a relationship with the land.

 

Penn Women’s Center Kitchen Goes Green

When the Penn Women’s Center (PWC) decided to add a kitchen to its 3643 Locust Walk home, Director Felicity Paxton envisioned a space with just a few sustainable features. The PWC ended up with a dedicated green space far beyond Paxton’s wildest dreams.

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Over the summer, a former PWC office was transformed into a stylish, completely sustainable kitchen. With its recycled wood cabinets and countertop, energy-saving appliances and worm compost box, the kitchen is a model of sustainability.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 21, 2011

Penn Division of Public Safety Kicks Off ‘Share The Road’ Bicycle Safety Campaign

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, will kick off the annual “Share the Road” bicycle safety campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in front of the Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut streets, concluding with a press conference at noon.

Penn Park Opens as a Sustainable Gateway Between University and Center Cities

September 20, 2011

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services and Steve Bilsky of Athletics comment on the opening of Penn Park.

Article Source: Flying Kite