Penn State’s Sustainability Institute to host #sustainPSU event April 20

April 14, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State’s Sustainability Institute will host an event for all University students titled #sustainPSU in the HUB-Robeson Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20.

The organization will be giving away Starbucks travel coffee mugs and branded CamelBak water bottles, while supplies last, in exchange for a Sustainability Institute social media interaction on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Students will then be asked to sign a #sustainPSU pledge. 

By signing the pledge, students will promise a willingness to participate in a more sustainable lifestyle on campus. The organization is hoping that first step will be to use one of the two reusable liquid containers from the event, which will subsequently lessen the amount of items being thrown away daily by students living in the dorms or passing through for classes.

The Sustainability Institute was formed in 2013 as the result of combining multiple existing units focused on enhancing sustainability efforts at Penn State. With a mission of integrating sustainability across all of Penn State’s functions to create leaders within the various University communities, the organization is seeking to increase awareness of its presence and goals.

For more information on the event, contact Melissa Conrad at To inquire about the Sustainability Institute, email

About the Sustainability Institute

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute was created to lead the University’s sustainability mission: a comprehensive integration of sustainability into the University’s research, teaching, outreach and operations that prepares students, faculty and staff to be sustainability leaders. Sustainability is broadly defined by Penn State as the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations. For more information about sustainability efforts at Penn State, visit

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