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"With the breadth of our research and academic programs, and with the expanse of our alumni base, I think we carry a responsibility to take on the sustainability challenge head on."
Professor, Architectural Engineering / Sustainability Institute


Kyle Watson at a farm
Twenty-five Penn State Brandywine freshman honors students recently volunteered their time at Pete’s Produce Farm in West Chester and the Chester County Food Bank in Exton as part of their World Food Problems course taught by Pauline Guerin, associate professor of psychology and program coordinator.

Penn State New Kensington officials insist that what looked like a lowly bag of garbage left in a field is, in fact, the start of an educational and green revolution at the Upper Burrell campus.

While only a small pile, school officials christened its compose site on Wednesday morning amid much fanfare for the sustainable project.

PollenNation graphic
Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? Find out at Penn State's Great Insect Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. The theme of this year's fair is "PollenNation," according to fair coordinator Steve Jacobs, senior extension associate in entomology.

Motivational, empowering, inspirational and most importantly, environmentally life-changing: these are all characteristics used by Taylor Ryan and faculty advocate Jeffrey Brownson to describe the Global Renewable Energy Education Network program.

Penn State continues its pursuit of greater sustainability with the conclusion of construction on the installation of 13,645 feet (2.6 miles) of pipe to increase natural gas service to the University's West Campus Steam Plant.

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.