graphic displaying 13% decrease in carbon emissions on Penn's Campus

Progress In Reducing Carbon Emissions

CAP 2.0 Goal: Achieve Total Carbon Reduction in Buildings (absolute)

  • 7% reduction by 2019 in comparison to the FY14 baseline
  • 18% reduction by 2042 in comparison to the FY14 baseline

2017 Annual Report Progress:

Carbon emissions from campus buildings decreased by over 13 percent since the 2014 baseline.



Goodwill, Not Landfill: PennMOVES Collects Record Totals

August 14, 2014

Each spring, PennMOVES encourages students leaving campus to donate items they no longer want rather than toss them in the trash. This year’s program sent clothes, furniture, and kitchen supplies to Goodwill, and – new this year – non-perishable food items to Philabundance, a local food bank in Philadelphia. According to Joel Mintzer, Building Administrator in Penn’s Residential Services, Penn collected 52,386 pounds of donations for Goodwill – nearly double the previous high total – and 3,551 pounds of food for Philabundance. He calls PennMOVES “truly a collective effort,” adding that “everyone involved deserves to be proud of the good that was accomplished.”

Julian Goresko, Sustainability Associate with the Green Campus Partnership, credits this year’s high totals in large part to a broader collaboration between Facilities & Real Estate Services and Residential Services, along with significant contributions from Eco-Reps and paid student interns with Residential Services workers: “This year the students played a much bigger role in helping to lead the PennMOVES program. They did a fantastic job bringing high visibility to the program and were hands-on helping out with the sorting process and promoting the program among their peers.”

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