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Penn Leadership Q&A with Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps

November 12, 2015

Craig Carnaroli, Penn’s Executive Vice President, and Anne Papageorge, Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate Services, came to the October Staff & Faculty Eco-Reps meeting to speak on behalf of Penn’s senior leadership. The meeting was organized to allow for dialogue between Penn Eco-Reps (more than 60 attended) and the University’s senior staff.  Topics were discussed that explored Penn’s overlapping business and environmental priorities, how Penn has changed since the launch of the University’s original Climate Action Plan, strategies for empowering Eco-Reps to influence their co-workers, and opportunities to incorporate sustainability priorities into job appraisals.  One highlight from the meeting was Craig’s thanks to the group for their passion and note that HR is looking at Eco-Reps as a model for change on campus due to the culture of sustainability that we are helping to build.

This meeting was the culmination of several interviews with senior leadership as well as a program-wide survey conducted by Jennifer Mishkin, one of the program’s co-chairs, for her Master’s in Organizational Dynamics capstone.  Her research will help inform the growth of the program during the 2016 calendar year.

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