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As you are walking around Beaver Stadium on Nov. 29 for the Michigan State game, tailgating and finding your seats, you may notice that Penn State is becoming quite the sustainable state. The University is making some major strides in sustainability through programs for staff, students and the community. We are closing the loop on waste, cleaning up our buildings and our stadium, building greenhouses in Africa, driving the EcoCAR to top honors, cleaning up the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and so much more.

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READING, PA (November 19, 2014) - The Penn State Berks Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be holding its fourth annual "Holiday Food Drive" to benefit the Greater Berks Food Bank. The food drive will run until the end of the semester.

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Visitors to Penn State’s campus had the opportunity to donate food to a good cause this weekend.

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Joseph Helbling, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, participated in the Cardboard City fundraiser at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The event requires teams of students to build homes using nothing other than cardboard, duct tape, boxes and any other disposable materials they can find. The students then live in the home for 24 hours, taking shifts, all in an effort to raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank, the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwestern Pennsylvania. For every dollar donated, Second Harvest is able to purchase $17 worth of food.

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.