Creating Canopy tree giveaway
April 2, 2019

To encourage the continual ‘greening’ of our communities in the Greater Philadelphia area, the Penn Sustainability Office is partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for the Creating Canopy tree giveaway....Read more »

student volunteer
April 2, 2019

Penn's Student Eco-Reps program is an environmental leadership opportunity for students interested in advancing sustainability through the implementation of campus-based projects. Students work as paid employees of Penn’s Sustainability Office...Read more »

SAS green purchasing team
April 2, 2019

The Green Purchasing Award program recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual or team that significantly advance the development of sustainable purchasing practices at Penn. Past "Bright Green Ideas" have included: ...Read more »

dogwood blossoms
April 1, 2019

Did you know that Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, according to the EPA? Over the last decade, researchers have been documenting what many of us know intuitively...Read more »

operations center in FRES
April 1, 2019

During the annual Power Down Challenge, Penn Sustainability and our partners join together for educational events and programs about energy consumption, reduction, and innovation. Each year, the campaign culminates in a...Read more »

MOTUS wildlife
March 28, 2019

The Green Fund was created to support innovative ideas that align with Penn’s CAP goals and would otherwise be impossible to achieve. 

Beekeeping, clothing drying racks, analysis of bird strikes,...Read more »

Penn campus from West
March 21, 2019

The Penn Sustainability Office has just released the FY18 Penn Sustainability Annual Report , based on data and metrics from fiscal year 2018 gathered from across many academic and administrative units at Penn.Read more »

partnership logo
February 21, 2019

This upcoming April, at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s annual summit,  the University of Pennsylvania will be honored as the first Ivy League...Read more »

over 70 space heaters decommissioned and recycled
January 30, 2019

Thank you to all who participated in Space Heater Amnesty Day 2019. The Penn Sustainability Office was able to decommission and recycle over 70 space heaters (weighing more than 500...Read more »

Eco-reps december meeting
January 10, 2019

At December’s Faculty and Staff Eco-Reps meeting, four Eco-Reps were honored with awards for their service and commitment to the program and to fostering sustainability...Read more »