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Sustainability Outreach Efforts

Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival on the Parkway

May 3, 2014

The Sustainability Commission has two booths at the Franklin Institute’s Philadelphia Sciences Festival Carnival on the Parkway promoting environmental stewardship:

  • How do you trash the tablet?
  • Can you turn trash into treasure?

Dorm Donation Drive

April 28-May 2, 2014

The Residence Hall Council, the Sustainability Commission, and USciences’ Housekeeping Department join forces to collect and donate students’ unwanted clothing, lamps, and non-perishable food as they move out of the campus dorms.  Clothing and lamps are donated to Goodwill and non-perishable food is donated to Philabundance.

Earth Week Lunchtime Film Series

April 21, 23, and 25, 2014

Film and discussion on the topics of consumerism, coal mining and clean water access.

Student Appreciation Day

April 11, 2014

The Sustainability Commission raises recycling awareness at Student Appreciation Day.  Thanks to Sodexo, all products used at the event are recyclable except the food!

Navigating the New Normal: What does climate change really mean?

March 17, 2014

Film, refreshments, and discussion on the impacts of climate change co-hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Sustainability Commission.

Martin Luther King Day of Service

January 20, 2014

The Sustainability Commission participates in the inaugural USciences MLK Day of Service with a Campus Clean-up.  Volunteers collect trash and recycling from campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

Recycling Awareness Event

November 20-22, 2013

Members of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and the Sustainability Commission camp out at the tray drop-off station in Wilson Dining Hall to educate consumers on the proper disposal of their waste.


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