Sustainabilty Success Stories

Students and faculty at PhilaU pursue a more sustainable future not only through their courses and majors, but also through their student organizations and activities.

Below are some recent examples of members of the PhilaU community making contributions to sustainability.




Milkcrate App

Morgan Berman '14 Designs My MilkCrate App for Sustainable Living

Let’s say you wanted to live more sustainably, but could use some help finding local businesses and services that supported your values. That’s exactly what Morgan Berman ’14 was thinking when she came up with My MilkCrate, a mobile app designed to help users quickly locate sustainable businesses, as her master’s thesis for her M.S. in Sustainable Design.

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Rob Fleming

Sustainable Design Program Director Rob Fleming Speaks on Earth Day Panel

Rob Fleming, M.S. in Sustainable Design program director, participated in a panel discussion on sustainable work spaces on Earth Day, April 22. The event, coordinated by Steelcase, Corporate Interiors, the International Living Future Institute’s Philadelphia chapter and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, addressed environmentally sustainable building design and construction.

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Alex Dews

Sustainable Design Alumnus Alex Dews Named DVGBC Executive Director

Alex Dews ’10, a graduate of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program and an adjunct professor at the University, has been named executive director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, effective. Jan. 20.

In his current position as policy and program manager for Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, Dews led a number of major initiatives...

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Philadelphia University

PhilaU Climate Action Sustainability Initiatives Highlighted by Billy Penn

Philadelphia University, one of only five colleges in the region to sign the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, operates entirely on green contractual energy, utilizes energy efficient heating, lighting and cooling throughout campus and is on track to become carbon neutral by 2035...

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