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Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
"Trash to Treasure" is a recycling partnership between Penn State and the local United Way. The program collects discarded items from student move-out in the spring, diverting them from the landfill, and selling them to raise money for the United Way. This is an annual event. http://sites.psu.edu/trash2treasure/
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) connects University Park faculty, students, and staff with local communities to address sustainability challenges through an engaged, collaborative effort. Innovative university/community-based collaborations are developed to engage PSU faculty and students in existing courses from across the University with real world, community-identified projects to meet the partnering community’s sustainability priorities. Each project is a facilitated effort, involving interdisciplinary faculty expertise and students, co-led by a key community leader and the University’s SCC staff, to help develop and support thriving, healthy communities and advance student learning about the scholarship of sustainability.
Penn State's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center parners with a number of community groups. For example, it works with regional school districts to provide programming in the form of Outdoor School and educational field trips, and partners with the Central Pennsylvania Native Plant Society annually to sponsor the Central PA Native Plant Festival, which celebrates native plants and local food.
The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) is an ongoing federal-state-university partnership for economic development. The program services the entire state of Pennsylvania through a network of technical specialists. Often the assistance provided has been in the area of economy, energy, and the environment. http://penntap.psu.edu/success-stories/
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