Student Participation in Penn Sustainability

Students are encouraged to become involved in campus sustainability efforts from the moment they become part of the Penn community.

green college house room

Green Living Certification, offered through Penn’s Green Campus Partnership, provides Penn residents with an opportunity to reflect on their environmental impact and to recognize the importance of their daily, individual decisions on the University’s sustainability initiatives. 

eco-reps outside Women's Center

Penn's Student Eco-Reps is an environmental leadership program for students interested in advancing sustainability through the implementation of campus-based projects. Students work as paid employees of Penn’s Sustainability Office and collaborate with our University partners to carry out projects in support of Penn’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0.

students jumping at Morris Arboretum

PennGreen provides students with an environmental introduction to Penn and Philadelphia, and offers them a chance to form friendships with peers interested in the environment, nature, and sustainability. 

returning students as they arrive on campus

Move-In Green is Penn’s sustainability engagement program focusing on new and returning students as they arrive on campus. Volunteer student ambassadors provide educational outreach and hands-on recycling assistance during NSO.  

ISAC mentors and students

Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) Program was established to help Penn faculty introduce environmental sustainability into existing and new courses. Student participants are partnered with faculty members to work over the summer integrating sustainability into the course syllabi, lectures, assignments, reading material, and tests.

Dr. Gutmann talking with students

The Sustainability Alumni Network brings together alumni and current students who are interested in any of the various fields related to environmental sustainability.

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Check out the Career Services website for articles, career resources, and jobs & employers within the environmental sector.

students on College Green

The Student Advisory Group for the Environment (SAGE) allows for students to give meaningful feedback in Penn's sustainability planning process and communicate sustainability resources throughout campus.