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Initiatives

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Penn’s Student Eco-Reps program is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in learning about environmental issues and working on sustainability projects that advance the goals of the University’s Climate...Read more »

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Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Deputy Director, Cory Colijn

Cory Colijn joined the Kleinman Center team from Penn's Professional Programs in Earth and Environmental Science, where she served as the...Read more »

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Eco-Reps is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in learning about environmental issues and working on sustainability projects that advance the University’s Climate Action Plan 2.0. (See article this...Read more »

Beth Bayrd is marketing manager for Bon Appétit, the University’s food service provider. Beth joined the Bon Appétit team at Penn in 2013, and since then has seen the commitment...Read more »

Sarah Light joined the teaching faculty of The Wharton School since 2013 and her previous appointments include Columbia University, Lecturer, Earth Institute; Brooklyn Law School, Visiting Assistant Professor; Fordham Law...Read more »

As the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Director of Purchasing Services, Mark Mills oversees approximately $1 billion in University spend.  Mark’s team performs a variety of services on behalf of Penn,...Read more »

PennGreen is an environmentally focused Pre-Orientation program offered to 40 incoming freshmen, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Assembly, the Green Campus Partnership, and the Trustees' Council...Read more »

Joe Gaither knows all about trash and recycling on campus, where it comes from, and where it goes. As a supervisor in Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services Urban Parks...Read more »

There are no easy answers to the challenges of environmental sustainability, David Hsu cautions his city planning students. But he encourages each of them to direct his or her particular...Read more »

Danielle Gambogi MES’14, Berenice Leung C’17, Emily Wei W’16

Part competition, part awareness campaign, Penn’s annual Power Down Challenge needs a high level of communications to reach the all corners...Read more »

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The 2009 Climate Action Plan set a goal to make climate change and sustainability part of the curriculum and educational experience available to all Penn students. Since that time, the Penn Sustainability Office has initiated new programs, collaborated with the Office of the Provost, and expanded opportunities for research and internships all with a primary focus on students.

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An effective energy management and conservation strategy remains an integral component of Penn's Climate Action Plan 2.0, as decreasing or eliminating energy consumption is the most direct method of reducing the University’s carbon footprint.

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One of the world’s most attractive urban campuses, Penn is home to sig nificant achievements in planning, landscape design, and architecture. The award-winning Penn Connects campus development plan is steering Penn’s commitment to a healthy built environment.

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Penn's Solid Waste Management Plan provides a prioritized list of initiatives to help the University in achieving the Climate Action Plan goals. 

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Penn’s Sustainable Transportation Initiative was launched in 2010 in support of the University’s Climate Action Plan’s goal of lowering the University’s carbon footprint. The focus of the Initiative is developing and expanding sustainable commuting options for members of the Penn community.

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Penn's Sustainable Purchasing Initiative seeks to increase the purchase of products with a reduced or minimal (ideally zero) environmental impact as compared to other similar products/services that serve the same purpose.

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The University affirmed its commitment to sustainable and local food by partnering with Bon Appétit Management Company to deliver Penn’s Dining program. 

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Penn Sustainability

3101 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
sustainability@upenn.edu

 

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