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Did you know Penn State Altoona has a Green Team?
Sustainability @ Penn State Altoona
The Penn State Altoona Sustainability Council was created in 2010 in order to make recommendations directly to the Chancellor regarding sustainable development, coordination, and goal-setting at Penn State Altoona. This includes preservation of natural and historical features and to exchange information regarding successful sustainability activities.
Penn State Altoona is the first of all Commonwealth campuses to have a sustainability council chartered. The college's council is also the first council to receive funding for sustainability projects. Please feel free to review the Sustainability Council Charter.
Through partnerships with Blair County Conservation District and Intermunicipal Relations Committee the council has successfully piloted and implemented riparian buffers along Spring Run and implemented new recycling practices in some campus buildings, respectively.
During the spring 2013 semester, the council will be hosting its first workshops, some of which will be offered only to staff and others will be open to faculty, staff, and community. These workshops will cover recycling on campus and a healthy foods workshop promoting eating locally grown produce.
Want to get involved? We would love to have the support and volunteers from students, clubs and offices to help in our efforts. Please contact Erin Nachtman for more information.