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Sustainability

COMMunity Green Team logoAs part of Penn State's commitment to green practices and sustainability, the College of Communications has its own Green Team comprised of faculty and staff committed to the University's vision of a comprehensive integration of sustainability into the University's research, teaching and service. The effort strives to enhance awareness, encourage green and sustainable practices and will prepare students, faculty and staff to be leaders in the field. 

Save the Date: "Toss It, Shred It, Trash It!" -- March 31, 2017 -- Daylong effort by faculty and staff to reduce clutter in physical spaces and online.

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Did You Know: Penn State created 15,372 tons of waste (the equivalent of 2,365 bull elephants) in 2012. Of that, 65% (9,853 tons) was diverted from landfills through recycling and other efforts. ... In 2013, Penn State serves 45,783 students (13,000 as on-campus residents) with 12,166 faculty and staff. ... The University's 742 buildings comprise a space equivalent to seven Empire State Buildings.

Recycling

Page last updated: March 17, 2017