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Student Participation in Penn Sustainability

Students are encouraged to become involved in campus sustainability efforts from the moment they become part of the Penn community.

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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 goals of the University’s Climate...Read more »

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Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Deputy Director, Cory Colijn

Cory Colijn joined the Kleinman Center team from Penn's Professional Programs in Earth and Environmental Science, where she served as the...Read more »

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Eco-Reps 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. (See article this...Read more »

Beth Bayrd is marketing manager for Bon Appétit, the University’s food service provider. Beth joined the Bon Appétit team at Penn in 2013, and since then has seen the commitment...Read more »

Sarah Light joined the teaching faculty of The Wharton School since 2013 and her previous appointments include Columbia University, Lecturer, Earth Institute; Brooklyn Law School, Visiting Assistant Professor; Fordham Law...Read more »

As the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Director of Purchasing Services, Mark Mills oversees approximately $1 billion in University spend.  Mark’s team performs a variety of services on behalf of Penn,...Read more »

PennGreen is an environmentally focused Pre-Orientation program offered to 40 incoming freshmen, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Assembly, the Green Campus Partnership, and the Trustees' Council...Read more »

Joe Gaither knows all about trash and recycling on campus, where it comes from, and where it goes. As a supervisor in Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services Urban Parks...Read more »

There are no easy answers to the challenges of environmental sustainability, David Hsu cautions his city planning students. But he encourages each of them to direct his or her particular...Read more »

Danielle Gambogi MES’14, Berenice Leung C’17, Emily Wei W’16

Part competition, part awareness campaign, Penn’s annual Power Down Challenge needs a high level of communications to reach the all corners...Read more »

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Penn's Student Eco-Reps is an environmental leadership program for students interested in advancing sustainability through the implementation of campus-based projects. Students work as paid employees of Penn’s Sustainability Office and collaborate with our University partners to carry out projects in support of Penn’s Climate Action Plan.

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PennGreen provides students with an environmental introduction to Penn and Philadelphia, and offers them a chance to form friendships with peers interested in the environment, nature, and sustainability. 

Move-In Green is Penn’s sustainability engagement program focusing on new and returning students as they arrive to campus. Volunteer student ambassadors provide educational outreach and hands-on recycling assistance during NSO.  

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Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) Program was established to help Penn faculty introduce environmental sustainability into existing and new courses. Student participants are partnered with faculty members to work over the summer integrating sustainability into the course syllabi, lectures, assignments, reading material, and tests.

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Green Living Certification, offered through Penn’s Green Campus Partnership, provides Penn residents with an opportunity to reflect on their environmental impact and to recognize the importance of their daily, individual decisions on the University’s sustainability initiatives. 

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Penn Sustainability

3101 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
sustainability@upenn.edu

 

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