Welcome Class of 2026! Penn is committed to reducing its environmental footprint, and students play a large role in contributing to sustainability initiatives on campus. Read about all the ways that you can become involved in helping make the university a greener place.
Our Waste and Recycling Guide was created to serve as a resource for those schools and centers on campus who have received an audit and are looking to improve their waste and recycling practices on campus. Even if your building has not received an audit, this guide can help you to improve your practices around diversion.
The Green Cleaning Guidelines inform and educate facility managers and maintenance staff on how to meet green housekeeping certification requirements – the standard maintenance protocols and practices for all Penn interior spaces.
Centralized trash and desk-side recycling can improve waste diversion by making it easier for building occupants to recycle. Use this guide to learn how to implement desk-side recycling and centralized trash in your office.
Our Water Bottle Filler Guide is intended to help demonstrate different sustainability standards for water filler stations and to streamline sustainable purchasing choices for buildings on campus. To find water bottle fillers on campus, check out our water bottle refill map.