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December 2015

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Sustainability in the College of the Liberal Arts

New Kensington first to achieve campus-wide Green Paws milestone
New Kensington became the first campus to successfully navigate the requirements for Level 1 certification by the Penn State Sustainability Institute’s Green Paws program.
Is buying a real Christmas tree a good thing?
The question of whether it is environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree has been asked repeatedly in recent years, and an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences wants to lay it to rest permanently. The answer, according to Ricky Bates, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, is an emphatic, "Yes!"

Project aims to improve food security by enhancing gender aspects of ag research
Recognizing the need to improve food security and enhance the well-being of rural populations in developing countries, a new Penn State project will provide intensive training for researchers that will help them to integrate gender-related dimensions into international agricultural research.
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