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Oct. 23, 2012 9:45 am

Sustainability Workshop: United Technologies donates $30k to alternative senior year program in Navy Yard

In another win for the Sustainability Workshop, United Technologies recently donated $30,000 to the alternative senior year program, according to a release. Based in the Navy Yard, the Sustainability Workshop has gotten plenty of national press, including features in PBS’s Frontline and CNN. The program is a spin off of West Philly High’s Hybrid X […]

Simon Hauger, founder of The Sustainability Workshop.

In another win for the Sustainability Workshop, United Technologies recently donated $30,000 to the alternative senior year program, according to a release.

Based in the Navy Yard, the Sustainability Workshop has gotten plenty of national press, including features in PBS’s Frontline and CNN. The program is a spin off of West Philly High’s Hybrid X team, who built a hybrid sports car as part of a national competition. Though they didn’t win, they made it to the semi-finals and were the only high schoolers to compete.

United Technologies is a manufacturer of “everything from jet engines to helicopters, air conditioners and elevators,” according to the release, and is based in Berwyn, Pa.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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