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A message from Penn President Amy Gutmann on the introduction of the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0, the university's roadmap for environmental sustainability.

Shoemaker Green

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

Penn's continual improvement in its ecological performance

Penn’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 represents a vision for our university’s environmental future.

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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.

Natalie, Elizabeth, Nina

Meet the team behind sustainability initiatives at Penn! Housed in Facilities and Real Estate Services, Penn's Sustainability Office includes Sustainability Director Nina Morris, Sustainability Manager Natalie Walker, and Sustainability Analyst Laura Barron.

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Penn Sustainability presents its annual reports based on data and metrics gathered from across many academic and administrative units at Penn.

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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.