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.

                             
Michael Mann keynote
Michael Mann has accepted our invitation to give the keynote address at PERC's fall conference, "Engaging Sustainability" in Penn State. Michael will be speaking on "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battles Continues," focusing on his engagement in the climate change debate, including the the science, impacts, politics and ethical dimensions of human-caused climate change. He is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State co-founder of RealClimate.org and author of 170 publications and 2 books, winner of numerous honors and a leading authority on climate change and its implications. Don't miss this chance to hear this inspiring speaker!

Lycoming students Julian and Johanna with food donationsLycoming becomes latest Challenge participant 
Lycoming College has joined PERC's PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge. Lycoming students learned about the Food Recovery Network at PERC's fall conference last year, formed a student chapter of FRN and officially joined the PHE-FRC this semester. Welcome!  If your campus is doing (or considering doing) Food Recovery work (composting, food donation, source reduction), join the PHE-FRC to share your results and to learn from other campuses and a network of experts.

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.

PERColator 
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

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
27 Mar 2015 8:00 AM • Dickinson College Campus, Carlisle

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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