Making the green's list
"It's like one-stop shopping," said Penn Housing spokeswoman Barbara Lea-Kruger.
Design Your Dorm, which also promotes going green, will help prevent roommates from purchasing the same things or bringing too much. The site just introduced an "Eco-Friendly" category with products students can order. Spokeswoman Courtney Kephart says items are constantly being added to the category.
The site will also ship products straight to the university, cutting the cost of shipping twice and the waste of energy and shipping materials.
Pitt doesn't know much about the new freshman program, because he will soon be leaving Penn's campus to begin graduate studies at Oxford University in England. But he likes the idea.
"I think respecting the environment is important not only because it's simply the right thing to do, but also because we have to work if we are to preserve the quality of life we enjoy now," Pitt said. "I think our generation and that of our children will really be the first people to suffer from widespread and serious environmental degradation."