cover of FY18 Annual Report
Penn Sustainability FY18 Annual Report Published
Carbon emissions, academic course selection, physical environment, and advances in waste minimization are areas of significant achievement against the goals of the University of Pennsylvania’s Climate Action Plan, says the Penn Sustainability Office.

“With this Sustainability Report, Penn is tracking progress on our Climate Action Plan 2.0 goals, and providing public, transparent reporting of our sustainability initiatives,” explained Anne Papageorge, vice president of Penn’s Division of Facilities & Real Estate Services.

This report is intended to be an annual, comprehensive, graphic, and concise presentation of progress in key metrics during the previous fiscal year.
Honor by the Arbor Day Foundation
Penn meets 5 core standards for sustainable campus forestry.
Progress shared with Penn Community
Student Eco-Reps work in teams to help implement sustainability projects with various campus partners. Learn More
Don't Miss Bike to Work Day May 17. Penn joins the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia in encouraging all to bike to work on Friday, May 17. Fun and educational activities are planned for the day on campus. Learn more
Green Purchasing Nominations Open April 22. This award recognizes sustainable purchasing practices at Penn. Enter your 'Bright Green Ideas' and read how others have embraced greener purchasing choices. Learn more
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Tree Giveaway for Penn and UPHS Staff & Faculty. The May 2 event at Penn Park is an annual program designed to increase our region's tree canopy. About 300 trees are distributed each year. Learn more
Energy Savings Fuel Undergraduate Research. The 24-Hour Energy Reduction Challenge on March 20 generated this year's Power Down $4,000 donation to Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF). Learn more
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Green Fund for Creative Sustainability Ideas. Since 2009, the Green Fund has supported innovative sustainability projects by Penn students, staff and faculty. Four teams recently presented their progress. Learn more
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Healthy Campus Initiative Comes to Penn. Penn is the first Ivy League university to be verified as a Healthier Campus as part of the Healthier Campus Initiative (HCI). These campuses adopt guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming. Learn more
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