before and after of Penn Alexander meadow

As part of the overall site improvement initiative at Penn Alexander School, a new meadow has been planted!


In 2015, we were proud to be among 318 institutions of higher education in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, affirming our commitment to accelerate the global transition to low-carbon energy while enhancing sustainable and resilient practices on our campuses. 

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The Clean Air Council of Philadelphia has chosen the University of Pennsylvania as the Clean Commute Employer of the Year!

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The Pennovation Center recently was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center scored high in a number of areas that address sustainability issues, such as high performance in water use reduction, optimizing energy performance, and managing construction waste. The Center also received credits for designing the site itself to address issues of community connectivity, building reuse, and indoor environmental quality.

septa info desk in book store at Penn

A unique partnership between Penn and SEPTA debuted this semester on campus.  The SEPTA Travel Center @Penn is the first-of-its-kind information hub opened by SEPTA.  Located in the heart of campus on the first floor of the Penn Bookstore at 36th and Walnut Streets, the Travel Center is staffed by SEPTA customer service agents Mondays - Frida

The Air Quality Partnership (AQP), a program of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, educates residents about the dangerous effects of ground-level ozone and provides air quality forecasts to the public. To celebrate local initiatives and best practices to reduce air pollution, five organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region received 2017 Air Quality Partnership Excellence Awards. Each year, public and private institutions are honored for their efforts to improve air quality.

You are probably using remanufactured toner in your printers and copiers - and don't even know it! In keeping with Penn's Climate Action Plan 2.0, Purchasing Services promotes an environmentally sustainable supply chain. 

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Purchasing Services is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for this year's Green Purchasing Award (GPA). This award recognizes the leading actions of any individual and/or team that advance the development of sustainable purchasing practices at Penn.

2017-17 Student Eco-Reps

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 University’s Climate Action Plan 2.0. This year’s Eco-Reps have been working with staff in Penn’s Sustainability Office and help to implement projects aimed at improving the University's environmental footprint in areas such as waste, energy, food, and water, as well as projects focusing on environmental education and literacy.


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