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Green Living Certification

Are you a Penn student living on or off-campus who lives sustainably? Do you have green living habits? Green Living Certification provides students the opportunity to reflect on their environmental impact and rewards those taking steps to improve the health of our environment. Get certified now!


How to Get Green Living Certified


1. Fill Out the Survey

Click our logo below to begin the certification process!


2. Complete PREREQUISITES & Select Optional Actions

In order to qualify for any level of Green Living Certification, certain prerequisites must be met first! The optional actions are additional sustainable actions you may take to qualify for higher certification levels.



3. EARN Your PrizeS

Based on your level of certification, you will receive a Green Living sticker that can be removed and re-applied multiple times. Gold Certified are rewarded with an additional reward! We also have ongoing raffles for prizes like S'well bottles, yoga mats, hammocks, and more.


4. Refer your friends

Refer your friends to the survey and get rewarded with an extra raffle entry per friend! Make sure they put your name and email under the "Referral" section at the end of the survey.


5. Recertify to a higher level

Want to reach a higher lever? Take another look at the survey and adopt more environmental behaviors today! Then, just fill it out again.


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