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Pa. Environmental Research Consortium honors Brandywine's Sustainovation team

Penn State Brandywine’s Sustainovation Committee was recently recognized as a 2017-18 Campus Sustainability Champion by the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium.

Free showing of 'Bag It' set for April 18 at Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine’s sustainability committee invites students, staff, faculty and the local community to a free showing of “Bag It,” a documentary film exposing the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise on the ecosystem. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on April 18 in Room 101 of the Main Building.
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Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University

The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
Penn State Brandywine held an Oxfam Hunger Banquet

Campus event gives Brandywine students new perspective on global hunger

Penn State Brandywine students gained a fresh perspective on the reach and impacts of global hunger by participating in an Oxfam Hunger Banquet on campus.
Orchard Hall at Penn State Brandywine

Brandywine’s Orchard Hall earns LEED Silver certification for sustainability

Penn State Brandywine’s Orchard Hall has received LEED Silver certification for its sustainable design and environmental performance. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and has become a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
Penn State Brandywine at the Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum and Penn State Brandywine partner to teach sustainability

In October, Penn State Brandywine’s Sustainovation Club and Sustainovation Team partnered with Tyler Arboretum to give the arboretum’s annual Pumpkin Days festival an educational twist.
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Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
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Brandywine receives Pepsi Challenge Grant for sustainability work

Penn State Brandywine has been selected as one of five Commonwealth campuses to receive a $5,000 grant through Pepsico. As grant recipients, the Brandywine campus will partner with the University’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) to address sustainability issues throughout the state.
Marissa Maiorano of Penn State Brandywine

Environmentalism meets marketing in Brandywine senior’s final project

When Marissa Maiorano needed to design a capstone project for her Penn State degree, she couldn’t choose between her passions — environmental research and business. She solved the problem by combining them.
Breath Hand of Penn State Brandywine

Brandywine senior uses capstone to study people, psychology and the planet

Breath Hand, a senior at Penn State’s Brandywine campus, plans to graduate next fall not only with a bachelor of science in psychology, but also with a double minor in environmental inquiry and civic and community engagement.

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