Tag Archives: Environmental Sustainability

Philadelphia University Unveils Plan to Achieve Climate Neutrality by 2035

Philadelphia University submitted its comprehensive Climate Action Plan to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) outlining the University’s plan to reach climate neutrality by 2035. Sustainability has been a longstanding value at PhilaU and the Climate Action …

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Philadelphia University Wins National Award for Sustainable Campus

Philadelphia University has been selected to receive the APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities 2013 Sustainability Award, given annually to the educational institution that best integrates sustainable practices into its physical plant operations. PhilaU is just the fourth college or …

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Leading Sustainable Food Production Experts to Speak on Campus Thursday, April 28

In the complex world of food production, tracking products from plant to plate plays an important role in ensuring food is harvested sustainably. Two of the world’s leading sustainable food experts, Christian Barcan and Amanda Josey, will speak on campus …

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Philadelphia’s Local Food Economy to be Addressed at Upcoming Sustainability Panel Wed., April 14

Concerned about your diet’s carbon footprint? Interested in the advantages of locally grown food? These topics and more will be addressed in a panel discussion, “From Farm to City: Building Philadelphia’s Local Food Economy,” on Wednesday, April 14, from 7 …

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PhilaU “a pioneer” in sustainable academic programs, Phila Inquirer reports

Philadelphia University is “considered a pioneer in sustainable-oriented academic programs,” according to a Jan. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the need for sustainability experts in the work place. Tom Schrand, director of the B.S. in Environmental Sustainability program, said that program and the M.S. …

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PhilaU on CNN Fri., Jan. 8; 6ABC and the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sun., Jan. 10

Steven Frumkin, associate professor of textile and apparel retail marketing, will be interviewed on CNN today during the 6 to 7 p.m. news. He will be discussing how and why apparel companies dispose of unsold clothing. The story stems from …

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University Faculty Join Industry Professionals on Green Business Panel

Philadelphia University faculty and industry professionals discussed corporate sustainability efforts and the challenges companies face in going green at the green business panel discussion, entitled “Can You Be Green and Make Green? Sustainable Practices and Research in Business,” held Nov. …

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University to Host Green Business Panel Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.

PhilaU will host a green business panel discussion, entitled “Can You Be Green and Make Green? Sustainable Practices and Research in Business,” this Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space. Panelists will include Philadelphia …

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Tom Schrand talks about Environmental Sustainability program in the Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia University’s Environmental Sustainability program, one of the first of its kind, was featured in a Jan. 2 Philadelphia Business Journal story on new academic programs geared toward sustainability jobs.  Tom Schrand, associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts and …

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PhilaU Hosts ‘Green Collar’ Career Panel with Philadelphia Sustainability Leaders Tues., Nov. 18

The demand for “green collar” jobs is on the rise. MSNBC.com reports that by 2030 nearly 500,000 new jobs could be created in green industries. PhilaU’s new Environmental Sustainability major will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 18 focused on …

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