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Penn State Altoona Enactus students dig into troubles with trash

Penn State Altoona’s Enactus team has undertaken three sustainability projects this academic year in the hopes of reducing the area's carbon footprint and leaving a green one in its place.
The elms near Old Main

Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE

The 2017–18 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have recently been awarded to 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State. This year nearly $350,000 have been awarded to more than 40 researchers in five colleges at University Park as well as at four campuses.
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Altoona Division of Undergraduate Studies achieves level two Green Paws status

The office is the first at Penn State Altoona to achieve level two status as part of the University-wide sustainability program.
chesapeake bay

Penn State Altoona students explore, learn how to preserve the Chesapeake Bay

Penn State Altoona students spent three days on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay learning how to preserve the national landmark.
Map of Sustainable Communities programs at Penn State campuses

Sustainability community program expands across Commonwealth with PepsiCo funds

Five Penn State campuses have been awarded PepsiCo Challenge Mini Grants to expand community engagement efforts through Penn State’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC). Penn State Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend and Brandywine will take part in a three-year pilot program to expand the SCC to Penn State communities outside of University Park.
Jeff Catchmark

New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
Right-of-way at State Game Land 33

Altoona professor leads group in maintaining the right-of-way in the right way

A group of faculty, students, energy providers, and vegetation-management companies are looking at how to best maintain right-of-ways under utilities to protect those utilities and promote wildlife at the same time.

Birding Classic grows, funds put to good use

For the second year in a row the Earth Day Birding Classic was held at Penn State Altoona as teams competed to identify by sight or sound as many species of birds as possible in 24 hours in Blair and nearby counties. Funds from the first classic were split between two local projects.

Altoona's Center for Community-Based Studies receives $5,000 mini-grant

The Center for Community-Based Studies is the recipient of a Pepsi Challenge Mini-grant awarded through University Park’s Sustainable Communities Collaborative.
globe in grass

Penn State Altoona celebrates Earth Day(s) with week-long events

Penn State Altoona will present a series of events in celebration of Earth Week, April 17-21.