Shoemaker Green


A Guide for Teaching Green

April 13, 2015

As part of its goals under Climate Action Plan 2.0, the Office of Sustainability has been meeting with faculty members to expand the opportunities for teaching, learning, and researching sustainability.  This has included one-on-one meetings, partnering with Penn’s Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) on sustainability discussion sessions, and providing participating faculty with summer research assistants  through the Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) program.

This spring, the Office of Sustainability released a Green Teaching Guide for Faculty, Lecturers, and Teaching Assistants. The Guide provides a collection of best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations for reducing the environmental impact of classroom and other course-related activities. While it may seem that the environmental impact of each class would be relatively small, collectively, teaching practices contribute significantly to Penn’s efforts to become a more sustainable university. The guide can be found on the Green Campus Partnership website at /sites/default/files/downloads/UPenn%20Green%20Teaching%20Guide.pdf

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