Articles by Heenal Patel

12/14/09 1:41am

University approves 10 Green Fund projects

The Green Fund gives one-time grants up to $50,000 to fund environmental proposals to increase the University’s sustainability. The project will also support Penn’s Climate Action Plan launched earlier this fall.
12/10/09 5:11am

University seeks 'greener' buildings

Unlike other universities across the country, Penn has been active in monitoring the University’s buildings and their efficiency and making sure they perform at high standards.
12/09/09 11:55pm

Students compete in dirtiest room contest

Starting this week, college students around the country will be able to enter the Sierra Club’s “2 Dirty 4 College” photo contest. The Sierra Club will name one winner and award him or her a green cleaning service.
12/01/09 3:49am

Penn Vet moos for ice cream

When students buy ice cream from the Uncommon Market under 1920 Commons Dining Hall, the cow that produced the milk for that ice cream is not far away.
11/05/09 4:31am

Ceremony focuses on Annenberg Public Policy Center's design

The unique design of the new Annenberg Public Policy Center was the focus of a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday, which marked the building’s official opening. The project, which was funded by the Annenberg Foundation, was completed in August.
11/03/09 1:06am
When November arrives, farmers’ markets may lie fallow, but fresh produce is not entirely lost.
10/30/09 12:32am

Bon Appetit teaches students to fish for healthier options

It’s time to go wild with salmon, according to Penn Dining.
10/28/09 3:09am
Diners can now listen to members of the Blutt College House Music Program’s jazz ensembles rehearse during dinner hours.
10/23/09 3:33am

Penn alums develop more sustainable water bottle

Aakash Mathur, a 2009 Wharton alumnus, and Jay Parekh, a 2009 Engineering alumnus, are developing the prototype of the reusable Hydros Bottle. The bottle purifies water within about 20 seconds of being filled.
10/15/09 2:18am

New Green Fund awards cash for sustainability projects

In an effort to include more students, faculty and staff in the University’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality, Facilities and Real Estate Services and the Green Campus Partnership created the Green Fund last week.
10/14/09 1:59am

UA, Dining consider student input in late-night options

Although the Undergraduate Assembly is making efforts to bring students late-night dining options, Penn Dining officials say the initiative’s success will depend entirely on students.
10/12/09 2:24am

Nursing school unveils new green roof

Last Saturday, the rooftop garden on Claire M. Fagin Hall was dedicated to the alumni of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s now-defunct Nursing Diploma Program.
10/08/09 2:09am

SP2 unveils new Locust Walk entrance

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday afternoon, the School of Social Policy and Practice opened its new Locust Walk entrance to the rest of the campus community.
09/30/09 3:45am

Dining goes local for a day

Though the food served at Penn's dining halls is often produced up to 1,800 miles away from campus, yesterday Dining Services served 100-percent locally produced food.
09/29/09 4:46am

University expands environmental efforts beyond campus

While college houses encourage residents to get involved in environmentally friendly practices, the University is looking to expand its environmental efforts to include off-campus residents.
09/22/09 11:54pm
About a month ago, Bon Appetit Management Company planted a hydroponic garden — which grows plants by infusing nutrients in water, rather than using soil — in 1920 Commons.
09/21/09 5:17am
Although by some counts Penn’s sustainability initiatives are far from perfect, a number of experts agree that the Climate Action Plan, launched last week, is a step in the right direction.
09/21/09 1:57am

New advisory board to weigh in on sustainability

The newly created School of Arts and Sciences’ Sustainability Student Advisory Board will weigh in on sustainability initiatives, as well as give students an opportunity to propose projects that reduce energy consumption on the University’s campus.
09/18/09 1:04am
The University fulfilled its pledge to the environment with its Climate Action Plan, fulfills the promise President Gutmann when she signed the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
09/15/09 9:56pm

At Penn, LEED means greener

In designing recent building projects, one of the University's goals has been to construct more environmentally sustainable buildings. Often this entails meeting the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Green Building standard.
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