Overview

The Student Advisory Group for the Environment (SAGE) serves as a body by which students can participate in the implementation of the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 (CSAP 3.0). In addition to SAGE’s advisory role, the group also communicates and promotes environmentally-focused resources and serves to increase transparency between the student body and administration regarding environmental sustainability initiatives. SAGE was formed in the fall of 2017 to allow undergraduate and graduate students to provide feedback on Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0, launched in 2014, and progress to-date on these CAP 2.0 goals. This feedback also served as input for the next 5-year campus sustainability plan, the CSAP 3.0, which launched in the fall of 2019.

SAGE includes representation from the Undergraduate Assembly (UA), the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), the Student Sustainability Association at Penn (SSAP), Climate Leaders @ Penn, the Penn Sustainability Office, and at-large student membership.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in becoming an at-large member on SAGE, please fill out this short application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with an expected commitment of applicants to serve on SAGE for the remainder of the academic year. You can contact the Penn Sustainability Office with any further questions.

Current Projects

Undergraduate-Graduate Environmental Mentorship

Recycling Workshop with the City of Philadelphia

Past Projects

Sustainability Town Hall

Sustainability Alumni Network Formation

Sustainability Resource Marketing Plan

Campus Sustainability Survey

Student Environmental Project Mapping

Student Empowerment Mapping