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"At its heart, sustainability is a question of culture change. So we're really here as an instrument to support the response, the proactive response of our culture to the challenge of sustainability."
Sustainability Institute


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is hosting an event for students involved in sustainable clubs and organizations on campus. The event, titled Sustainability Unites, was held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 15 at the Life Sciences Bridge on the University Park campus of Penn State.

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size and exists in the “Goldilocks” zone where it's not too hot and not too cold.

Although possums have beady little eyes, pointy snouts with whiskers and long curling tails, they are not rodents.

Paul Moser, superintendent of steam services, and Ken Davis, professor of Meteorology at Penn State, were part of the discussion about the community's role in bringing Penn State's greenhouse gas emissions to zero.  The conference was held on April 11 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and was sponsored by Penn State's Sustainability Institute, The Rock Ethics Institute and The Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs.
On Friday, April 11, more than 70 Penn State staff, students and faculty members attended a conference on Penn State’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to conference organizer Jonathan Brockopp, the goal was “to begin imagining a workable plan to achieve zero effective emissions by 2050.”Brockopp, associate professor of history at Penn State, explained that “Penn State has an obligation toward our students and our community to model ethical leadership in a warming world.” Co-sponsors for the conference included Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, the Rock Ethics Institute and the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn States Advanced Vehicle Team has been working on a Chevy Malibu for three years.  It might look like an ordinary Chevy Malibu on the outside, but inside it is a lean, green driving machine.

UNIVERSITY PARK When the humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program at Penn State created what it thought was the perfect technology to aid farmers in Africa, all it needed was the right partner to help promote it.