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"Sustainability is an absolutely urgent issue. Our students are learning how to ensure that human rights are protected around the globe."
Director, Rock Ethics Institute


Earth Week at Penn State
It’s Earth Week at Penn State. Activities and events are scheduled at not only University Park, but across the state at other Penn State campuses. Take part in a festivity that celebrates the treasures of our earth and how we care for our planet. For more information on these events and to add an activity to the list, visit

We can deny that human activities have damaged the environment or we can fix and stop making the mistakes that jeopardize the very water we need to survive.


Richard Alley's work on climate science made him a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He's also tried to explain the science to a larger audience. 

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

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.