We invite the 231 Penn Staters who have signed up to take Penn State's first-ever EcoChallenge to celebrate with us at a kickoff party .
 
Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Room 131, HUB-Robeson Center
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If you aren't part of Penn State's EcoChallenge team, please join us in this effort to show that small changes can lead to big impacts. 

Throughout the challenge, we will be giving out reusable water bottles to some lucky winners.  Let's make sustainable living a part of the Penn State experience. With your leadership, imagine what we can accomplish together!
 

In June 2017, C&A, the international Dutch chain of retail clothing stores, launched a line of T-shirts certified to the Cradle to Cradle standard, meaning that they were designed and manufactured in a way that is benign to the environment and human health, and whose materials can be recirculated safely back into industrial materials or composted into the soil. This shows the possibility of transforming the current "take-make-waste" industry to one that is regenerative and closed-loop. The Brenninkmeijer family, owners of C&A, envision their company to be a "factory of the future" using 100% renewable energy.  
     

In 1980, one in every two people on the planet was living in extreme poverty. As the rate began to fall, world leaders working through institutions like the United Nations and USA International Development committed to what seemed like an impossible goal: to cut extreme poverty in half between 1990 and 2015. That goal was achieved five years early. But why only go halfway? This led to a greater ambition: Sustainability Development Goal #1--Eradicate Extreme Poverty by 2030.

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Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Around age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Hawken is now the executive director of Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan that maps, measures, models and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to climate change.   
 
Upcoming Events
OCT
13
Third floor, Huck Life Sciences Bridge
12-1:30 p.m.
OCT
20
Third floor, Huck Life Sciences Bridge
12-1:30 p.m.
OCT
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Outreach Lobby
12-1 p.m.
OCT
27
Third floor, Huck Life Sciences Bridge
12-1:30 p.m.
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