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October 16, 2011

Penn State received a $5 million AFRI grant to study food security and regional food systems as part of a national initiative to reduce problems in these areas. Deno De Ciantis, director of The Penn State Center, will provide assistance for the five-year project.The project will focus on whether regionally produced foods can improve food access and affordability and benefit local/regional farmers...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center had five interns working on various projects throughout the summer. Thank you for your hard work and contributions!Joshua Devine, a senior in community environment and development, took part in several community projects relating to his major. Working alongside Lisa Vavro, The Penn State Center's sustainable landscape coordinator, Josh reached out to various municipalities...

October 16, 2011

The Penn State Center launched its 2011 Green Infrastructure Technical Workshop series in April with the Sustainable Sites Initiative Primer. Conducting the four-hour workshop was José Almiñana, a current member of the Technical Core Committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and his associate Laura Hansplant from Andropogen. Since the first workshop, the focus of the series has been...

March 30, 2011

"The technical resources being provided by Penn State to our community are invaluable to our efforts. We are a small community with limited resources and limited staff. These resources are helping us move forward in our planning process for green infrastructure. As a flood-prone community, we believe green infrastructure will help us help ourselves." — Mary Ellen Ramage, Manager, Etna BoroughThe...

March 30, 2011

The Penn State Center will host a series of technical workshops focusing on Pennsylvania EPA Storm Water Best Management Practices, as well as Green Infrastructure as defined by 3 Rivers Wet Weather.To kick off the series, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, José Almiñana, a current member of the Technical Core Committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and his associate, Laura Hansplant from...

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