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Several academic centers at Penn are engaged in research or instruction related to environmental sustainability, or perform outreach related to issues of climate change. These are non-degree granting educational units of the university grown out of a desire to integrate sustainability into existing areas of study or practice.

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Penn's Schools and Centers work collaboratively with central administration, faculty, staff, and students to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives to reduce the University’s impact on the environment. 

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Learn more about opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students at Penn to engage with sustainability on campus, in Philadelphia, and around the world!

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When the University of Pennsylvania launched its Climate Action Plan 2.0 in the fall of 2014, it increased its geographic footprint from the core academic campus, to more fully reflect the full range of the University’s built assets, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Morris Arboretum, the New Bolton Center, and Penn’s leased space and real estate projects.