Reducing Emissions

Emphasize and plan a quality pedestrian campus environment; encourage use of bicycling and public transportation for commuting, and provide safe, efficient local transportation services

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
In Progress


Penn has won the EPA Green Power Purchasing Award every year since 2006.