Exciting Campus Sustainability Project!
Go to the PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
NEW initiative: PERC is proud to be the organizing body for the Pennsylvania 
Higher Education
Food Recovery Challenge
. Working together, PERC schools can challenge each other to cut down on food waste and see benefits that range from reducing hunger to reducing campus GHG emissions.

Call for Panelists-Fall Conference
PERC is soliciting abstract submissions for membership on panels to discuss 1) campus and 2) community engagement in sustainability. Click here to read the full Call for Panelists

Call for Posters
Fall Conference
Want to share your fun and engaging sustainability efforts? Students, staff and faculty are all encourage to show-off their projects. Click here to read the full Call for Posters

Call for Nominees
2014 PERC Campus Sustainability Champions
Take a moment to recognize those leading the sustainability charge on your campus. Click here to read the full Call for CSC Nominees

2014 Student Symposium 
With well over 100 attendees from 22 campuses and dozens of student presentations, roundtables and posters, this spring's PERC Student Sustainability Symposium at Dickinson was a great success. Find out more here, including a recap video and lists of each project presented during the conference.

PERC's recently created student-run Facebook group exists to connect students from Pennsylvania's colleges and universities who are interested in working on sustainability. Search for "percolator" on Facebook and join the group.

Cooling the Curriculum
If you missed January's Cooling the Curriculum event, you can still see the presentations and much more.  Join the Cooling the Curriculum Learning Portal.  Click to learn more. 

Working on a Sustainable Future 

Founded in 2000, PERC serves to connect people working on sustainability projects in Pennsylvania's colleges and universities; allowing them to share knowledge and take action towards a sustainable future.  We believe institutions of higher education are in a unique position to play a leadership role in bringing about that future.  With over seventy member and affiliated institutions, PERC has a long list of organizational accomplishments, including the initial development of wind power in Pennsylvania.  PERC is widely recognized as one of the leading regional sustainability in higher education organizations in the country. For a look at a portion of this year's planned events and activities, see the PERC events section of the site. For more on PERC, see the about us pages.  

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Upcoming events

08 Oct 2014 5:30 PM • Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Erie PA
12 Nov 2014 8:00 AM • Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Penn State University, State College, PA
20 Nov 2014 3:30 PM • Online
18 Dec 2014 3:30 PM • Online
09 Jan 2015 10:00 AM • Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA

Go to the Making Progress conf. recap page

Julia Knight, HACC's Director of Sustainability, presenting at PERC's Making Progress Conference at Susquehanna University.

Go Leveraging Strengths Conf. recap page

Paul Morgan, West Chester University, talks about community engagement at the Leveraging Strengths Conference at Franklin & Marshall College. 

Second Nature founder Tony Cortese giving the keynote address at PERC annual meeting at Penn State University.


Conference attendees taking part in the Sustainability Cafe.







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