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Penn State Energy Innovation Hub coming to the Philadelphia Neighborhood

Guest Blogger Clay gives Julie's nostalgic obsession alma mater a shout out & updates us on the PSU Energy Hub. Read more below! "End-use-efficiency improvements are the cheapest, cleanest, surest, most rapidly expandable energy option we have…the ultimate limits on this option are…the lack of knowledge by firms and consumers about the opportunities that exist and how to exploit them.” -John P Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Penn State University has successfully lead a campaign to secure $130 Million in grant funding over the next five years to start an Energy Innovation Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Energy Innovation hub will focus on
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Philadelphia Green Events Round-Up

Need some eco-conscious events to warm you up in this frigid weather and start 2010 off right? Here are a few local events: Tuesday, January 12th: New Whole Foods opening in Plymouth Meeting. Warm up with this cook-out event and free hot chocolate o n the roof, delicious samples of Whole Foods Organic foods & free gifts. (Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (610) 832-0010) Wednesday, January 20, 6-9 PM. Celebrate natural, eco-friendly beauty products at Juju Organics' launch party of their online retail store. RSVP by Friday, Jan 15th - (Juju Organics, 713 S. 4th St, Phila, PA) Thursday, January 21, 7 PM: Celebrate honey & natural creations with your honeybee at the National Honeybee Bicentennial. This free evening of the national launch of the Bicentennial for the Father of American Beekeeping celebrating Lorenzo Langstroth includes lectures by Carl Flatow of Science Friday Initiatives, Barbara Ceiga of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Marc Hoffman; Busy Mountain beehive raffle, and ice cream provided by Haagen-Dazs’ Help the Honey Bees project. (Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia) Saturday, February 6th: Drink, eat and dance the night away by donating to a fantastic charity at the Liberty Ball hosted by Penn State's Philly Alumni Chapter. All proceeds benefit PSU's THON, or Dance Marathon to fight pediatric cancer. Buy tickets on (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - 128 N. Broad St, Phila, PA)
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Greenest Colleges in US – Did your Alma Mater Make the List?

It's that time of year again... the time I'm envious of college students everywhere trekking back to campus, ready to engage in the best time of their lives. Thinking about going to school (whether graduate or undergrad) with an eco-friendly mindset? Want to know if your alma mater is a green-friendly campus? The top 15 Greenest Colleges came out from the Princeton Review as follows:
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Penn State's Energy Conservation Policy

We are... Going Green! Last week, my alma mater Penn State announced an Energy Conservation Policy to go green and save money this fall by limiting energy use. Penn State's energy consumption is 83% of greenhouse gas emissions at the university - which isn't cheap. PSU's cumulative electric bill has doubled to apprx. $2 million per month since rate caps were lifted earlier this year. To combat a $25 increase per semester for students, Penn State is campaigning to cut energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Guidelines for this plan include staff and students actions including:
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