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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.
food pantry service

LionsShare food pantry

The LionShare food pantry opened in April 2017.

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Abington sustainability bid wins $15,000 Pepsi Challenge grant

Penn State Abington won a three-year Pepsi Challenge Mini Grant totalling $15,000 that will fund paid internships as well as student competitions and showcases all focused on strengthening local sustainability efforts.
CHANCE Cuba study abroad

Applications available for summer study abroad in Cuba

Penn State Abington students have the opportunity to become among the first college students to study in Cuba through a summer research practicum focusing on Cuban conservation efforts and environmental policies.
A member of the research team surveys a park visitor

Measuring and improving the impact of parks on health

A team of Penn State researchers is working with the National Park Service to measure and improve its impact on people’s health.
Cooking in the Archives

Shakespeare in My Kitchen: Historic recipes re-created in modern kitchen

A professor blends her expertise on the Early Modern Era with a love of cooking.
Abington English

Shakespeare in my kitchen: Abington scholar transforms recipes for modern cooks

A Penn State Abington faculty member often can be found in the kitchen with her blogging partner re-creating recipes dating from 1600 to 1800.
Spain embedded

The Spain Experience

A group of Penn State Abington students studied in Salamanca, Spain, in the fall 2016.

Wastekon founders Endrit Ali, left, Andriy Bokalo and Weiliang Lei

Penn State graduates launch business aimed at eco-friendly recycling

Penn State alumni Weiliang Lei, energy engineering, 2012; Endrit Ali, computer engineering, 2012; and Andriy Bokalo, electrical engineering, 2013; in April launched Wastekon, a company that designed a website to link reusable materials to collectors, or those in need.
Blanket for the homeless

Blanketing the community with service

Making colorful fleece blankets for people and pets was a popular activity.

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