Learning Sustainability at Penn

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. For students, Penn’s goal is to increase access to degree programs, research opportunities, career preparation, and educational pathways. For faculty, the goal is to support excellence in scholarship and improve cooperation and collaboration among departments and academic centers. For the entire Penn community, the goal is to expand awareness of critical issues, highlighting Penn’s leadership role in creating a more just and equitable local, regional, and global society. At the same time, the Sustainability Office will work with select faculty and students to identify and develop research opportunities that use Penn’s campus as a living lab that, in promoting campus sustainability, have potential broader application beyond campus.

MES Wetlands class

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Earth and Environmental Science Department (EES)

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Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF)

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Initiative for Global and Environmental Leadership (IGEL)

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Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC)

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