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.



Green on Graduation Day

August 14, 2014

Graduation got even “greener” this year as Penn expanded its collaboration with Oak Hill Cap & Gown, which provides regalia for the University, to include its Greenweaver gowns for Master’s candidates. Undergraduates have worn the gowns, which are made from the 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, since 2010 when Penn became the first Ivy League institution to feature the Greenweaver line. With some 60 million plastic bottles going into U.S. landfills alone every day, regalia made of recycled materials offers a chance to turn trash into keepsakes.  Traditionally, Penn baccalaureate degree recipients purchase their caps and gowns and keep them as mementos. That opportunity was extended to Master’s Degree candidates this May.

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