Kill the Cup 2015 University Challenge
Penn State will be one of 16 universities participating in the Kill the Cup 2015 University Challenge, a four-week nationwide campaign that encourages students, staff, and faculty across the country to reduce waste from disposable hot-beverage cups.

By participating you not only help Penn State's efforts, but also:
  • Keep cups out of landfills
  • Are eligible to win prizes 
  • Work to beat Michigan (and other Big 10 competitors)  
Learn how here.

Image: The University Office of Global Programs
The University Office of Global Programs is known for providing faculty and students with global perspectives through study abroad experiences and other programs. Recently, the Global Programs Green Team learned the value of a global network in spreading and gathering sustainability knowledge and awareness.

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Change the way you think - WWF
Kill the Cup can help us change the way we think about carrying our coffee. This video provides some perspective on everything else that goes into making our popular morning beverage.
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We understand that not all materials fit neatly into our recycling stations and some require special attention. We have created the Special Recycling Requests form to facilitate your extra recycling efforts, including requesting battery buckets and compost bins for your office.

For specific questions, email

30 by 30 is a fun, free water-tracking app for Android and Apple devices from The Groundwater Foundation. Track your direct water usage, learn how to use less water, and see your monthly water usage. 30 by 30 makes tracking your daily water usage simple; the app calculates how much water you use, simply choose an activity! Log your water use every day and receive fun, easy tips on how you can do even better at conserving water and share your achievements on Facebook and Twitter!
Upcoming Events
South Food District, Redifer Commons
5 - 7:30 p.m.

Starting Location: MorningStar Solar Home on Penn State Campus
1 - 4:30 p.m.

Freeman Auditorium in the HUB
6 - 7 p.m.
Check out our calendar for more sustainability-related events.
Lydia Vandenbergh | Penn State's Sustainability Institute
108 Land and Water Building, University Park, PA 16802
 (814) 863-4893 |