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Beaver students and administators cut a ribbon in front of a high tunnel greenhouse.

Beaver high tunnel ribbon cutting

Provost Nick Jones and Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes joined Penn State Beaver faculty and students to officially open the campus high tunnel. The tunnel is funded by a Penn State seed grant.

Beaver students and administators cut a ribbon in front of a high tunnel greenhouse.

Provost, VP for Commonwealth Campuses officially open Beaver high tunnel

Provost Nick Jones and Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses Madlyn Hanes joined Penn State Beaver faculty and students to officially open the campus high tunnel. The tunnel, which was funded by a University seed grant, will support Beaver's campus-supported agriculture subscriptions and the local Salvation Army food bank.
Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

food bank boxes

Beaver sophomore Katie Stanley and freshman Rachael Cummings, who will lead the campus' food rescue program, visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank distribution warehouse as part of their research.

Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

food bank

Beaver sophomore Katie Stanley and freshman Rachael Cummings, who will lead Beaver's food rescue program, visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, where they saw boxes of produce waiting for distribution.

Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

Beaver faculty, students receive Pepsi Mini Grant for food-related initiatives

The Pepsi Mini Grant will give Beaver faculty and students $5,000 toward the creation of a community garden, a digitized food map and a food rescue program.
Shot of a wall at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank that reads "End Hunger Now."

food bank

Beaver sophomore Katie Stanley and freshman Rachael Cummings visited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to gather information for their Pepsi Mini Grant-funded food rescue program. While they were there, Stanley took this photo for inspiration.

Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

Fixing the food crisis

Beaver faculty and students have received a Pepsi Mini Grant to fund the creation of a community garden, a digitized food map and a food rescue program.
Chart outlines number of printed copies per semester in past four years.

Think before you ink

Beginning this fall, in a sustainability effort, Penn State Beaver will allot students 175 printed pages per semester. At other campuses where this policy has been implemented, only 10 percent of students have exceeded the limit.
Beaver walking trail

Beaver walking trail

Beaver sustainability students are planning to clear a half-mile trail behind the gymnasium. The trail leads to a waterfall.

A waterfall rushes through the woods behind campus.

Chasing waterfalls

The half-mile walking trail begins behind the gymnasium and winds past a waterfall.

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