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Penn Receives Top Ten Ranking for Sustainability Efforts

In October 2022, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education analytics company, announced that Penn ranked #2 in the nation and #8 globally in their 2023 World University Rankings for Sustainability. QS used eight indicators to test the universities basked on two measures: sustainability...

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Penn Offsets Carbon Emissions from Air Travel

The University of Pennsylvania has begun purchasing carbon offsets for Penn’s air travel emissions, as part of its plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2042.The offsets purchased through the Travel Sustainability Fund - Penn's first offset purchases related to its air travel emissions - will be supported by a Climate Impact Offset charge (CLIO) applied to Penn's schools and centers that make travel-related purchases. This will be the first time Penn has purchased offsets specifically related to its air travel emissions.

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Penn Sustainability Commuter Survey Open

Penn Faculty and Staff are invited to share your thoughts and opinions on commuting to Penn! Take this survey to help inform future University programs and policies for biking, driving, long distance travel and public transit. I encourage you to participate; it should take just 10 minutes. This...

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