Green Fund Projects

Electric Vehicle Pilot at the School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences Facilities, Planning and Operations group recieved a Green Fund grant to purchase an electric Columbia ParCar Mega Van to replace a 21 year old, fossil fuel powered van that is used for on-campus equipment pickups and deliveries. The vehicle will be a highly visible example of School of Arts and Sciences' commitment to reducing the carbon emissions generated by vehicles on campus. This purchase is intended to serve as a pilot steps towards SAS' transition to a fully electric vehicle fleet.  

Project Leader: 
Sara King, Project Manager and Sustainability Coordinator, School of Arts & Sciences
Project Sponsor: 
Matthew Lane, Executive Director, School of Arts and Sciences Facilities, Planning, and Operations
Status: 
In Progress

Fact

2013 marks the fifth year in a row that Penn has received the Tree Campus USA® designation, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation.