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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 6, 2013

Green Campus Partnership at Penn Looks to Score a Big Zero at QuakerFest

The Green Campus Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania is looking to score a zero in support of the Red and Blue at this year’s QuakerFest. 

The group’s aim is to make the traditional alumni tailgate held before the Homecoming football game a “zero-waste” event to score big gains for environmental sustainability.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 28, 2013

Green Campus Partnership Green Fund Grant Applications at Penn Are Due Oct. 31

Proposals for fall 2013 Green Fund grants through the University of Pennsylvania’s Green Campus Partnership are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, Green Fund grants support innovative green projects and ideas from students, faculty and staff.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 24, 2013

Penn Introduces Green Living Certification Program

With 6,700 University of Pennsylvania students residing on campus, reaching them with the message to live a more sustainable lifestyle has great potential for ecological impact. To engage this population, Penn’s Green Campus Partnership has launched the Green Living Certification program as part of its continued commitment to build a culture of sustainability throughout all parts of University life. 

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Steven Barnes | sbarnes@law.upenn.edu | 215-573-5181September 23, 2013

Penn Law’s Golkin Hall Awarded Gold LEED Status for Environmental Design

Golkin Hall, the newest addition to the four-building University of Pennsylvania Law School campus, has been awarded LEED Gold status for new construction by the U.S.

A Look Inside Penn’s Outdoor Spaces

In Philadelphia—a city famed for its perpendicular streets and silver skyline—a step onto Penn’s campus can take visitors into a verdant, yet wildly urban setting.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Gwendolyn Lacy | director@tlcforscc.org | 610-347-0347 x102 August 20, 2013

Penn Vet Protects 145 Acres of Chester County Farmland With Conservation Easement

With the signing of an agricultural conservation easement this week, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has ensured that 145 acres of its New Bolton Center Campus will be protected from development and will continue t

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121April 23, 2013

Penn's Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale

On Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, the Morris Arboretum will host its annual Plant Sale at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum’s public garden. Friday is Members-Only day so now is a perfect time to become a Morris Arboretum member for first picks on great plants. Saturday is open to the public.
 

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2013

Penn Geologists Quantify, Characterize Sediment Carried by Mississippi Flood to Louisiana Wetlands

PHILADELPHIA — The spring 2011 flood on the Mississippi was among the largest floods ever, the river swelling over its banks and wreaking destruction in the surrounding areas.

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Gun Violence

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

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Gun policy and violence prevention