Our Commitment

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A message from Penn President Amy Gutmann on the launch of the Climate Action Plan 2.0, the university's roadmap for environmental sustainability.

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Penn Sustainability is a University-wide initiative to advance environmental sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania, and coordinate programs to develop a more sustainable campus.

Since the 2009 launch of the University’s first Climate Action Plan, Penn can look back on a remarkable and steadily deepening array of accomplishments, and forward to a path of continual improvement in its ecological performance. 

Significant progress has been made on all of the initial goals from the 2009 Climate Action Plan, and some have been greatly exceeded. In each initiative there have been noteworthy successes, owing to the dedicated efforts of all members of Penn's Schools, Centers and Administration.

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Penn Sustainability is pleased to present to the Penn community the FY17 Sustainability Annual Report, which documents progress towards the goals of Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP2.0)

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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System ™ (STARS ® ) is a transparent, self reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.