Penn State Altoona places third in Eco Challenge

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona came in third place against 10 other Pennsylvania colleges and universities in the 2020 Eco Challenge.

Fifty-three participants from the college took measurable actions throughout April for sustainability in the areas of waste, food, water and energy, among others.

EcoChallenge, a web program designed to educate, identify and assess commitments, offers a simple way to take measurable action on environmental issues. A few weeks of commitment, learning and action could lead to a lifetime of positive change for participants, and the world.

Penn State Altoona hopes to take part again next year with more students, faculty, and staff joining the challenge.