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Berks students helped restore mangrove forests.

Planting the seeds of service in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Penn State Berks students are traveling around the world to help communities touched by natural and manmade disasters as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. This is the story of the most recent alternative spring break trip to Puerto Rico written by Penn State Berks student Chelsea Watts who recently returned from the trip.
Schuylkill River Trail

Berks partners with Olivet children for Schuylkill River Trail and park cleanup

Penn State Berks students, Olivet Boys and Girls Club children, and community members will join together to clean up Baer Park and a one-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. The rain date is Friday, April 27.
Dominic Frongillo

Penn State Berks presents lecture on how millennials can make a difference

At age 22, Dominic Frongillo made history as the youngest-ever town council member in New York. He will visit Penn State Berks to talk about his work in climate change and clean energy at 7 p.m. April 13 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Divest! The Climate Movement on Tour

College holds screening of 'DIVEST!'

Penn State Berks will host a screening of the film "DIVEST! The Climate Movement on Tour," followed by a panel discussion, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Chancellor Keith and Mrs. Suzanne Hillkirk

Hillkirk creates ethics, sustainability endowment

Penn State Berks Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk and his wife, Suzanne, have recently created a new endowment, the Hillkirk Family Program Endowment for Ethics and Sustainability. The name reflects the passion that the Hillkirks have for these two priorities, which are emphasized in the college’s strategic plan.
College partners with community and Olivet for trail cleanup

College partners with community and Olivet for trail cleanup

Penn State Berks students, community members, and children in the City of Reading will gather in Northwest Reading to clean up a one-mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail.

On-site document shredding at Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks will have an on-site document shredder on campus for faculty and staff from 9 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Aug. 15, in the Franco Building parking lot as part of its sustainability initiatives.
head shot of Alanna

HECBC presents Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate research is alive and well at the colleges and universities that compose the Higher Education Council of Berks County.
Michelle in front of barn

Mart investigates the food industry

Chances are that you don’t think about industrial agriculture and its effect on the environment and local farming when you’re going through the drive-through of your favorite fast-food restaurant, says Michelle Mart, associate professor of history at Penn State Berks.
film poster

Penn State Berks hosts film screening of 'Racing to Zero'

Penn State Berks will host the screening of the film "Racing to Zero," followed by a presentation by Jane Meeks, executive director of the Berks County Solid Waste Authority, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in room 5 of the Luerssen Building on the Berks campus.