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Over the next five years, Penn faculty will continue to make sustainability scholarship a priority by expanding and strengthening existing academic programs, identifying opportunities for collaboration, and increasing access for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to cutting edge research and policy analysis.

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The University of Pennsylvania has committed to the goal of achieving 100% carbon neutrality by 2042, a goal we call 100 x 42. The Operations and Maintenance Department, within FRES, works with the ESAC Utilities and Operations Subcommittee to identify and execute funded projects that meet this goal.

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The Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 advances Penn’s holistic approach to a sustainable campus by addressing design, construction, and maintenance of our built environment.

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Penn's Solid Waste Management Plan provides a prioritized list of initiatives to help the University in achieving the CSAP3.0 goals. 

Penn biking

Penn Transit’s sustainability initiatives will continue to transition from focusing primarily on reducing single-occupancy vehicles to a more holistic approach to transportation.

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Penn Purchasing will continue its efforts, in collaboration with School and Center partners, to reduce packaging and shipping waste and increase the number of environmentally friendly products brought to campus.

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The University affirmed its commitment to sustainable and local food by partnering with Bon Appétit Management Company to deliver Penn’s Dining program. 

workday at the Penn Park Orchard

The Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 will bring focus in outreach around the topic of wellness among the campus community. The leap from environmental sustainability to personal wellness is not far if we raise our awareness of our surroundings and practice habits that promote a healthy environment