Compost Tea

Penn treats the campus soil, grass, and plants with compost tea -- an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers

Green Fund Projects

Penn Sustainability Review

This Green Fund grant supported the establishment of a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal on sustainability, The Penn Sustainability Review (PSR). PSR is a student-run online and print publication featuring sustainability-related opinion editorials, leadership interviews, and academic papers. PSR aims to provide a platform for all members of the Penn community to exchange knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on wide-ranging sustainability issues. Over the course of every academic year, the PSR team will publish a print publication and maintain regular online editorial updates that incorporate relevant thought-provoking articles. Both the print and online editions of the PSR will cover a number of topics including: climate change, green architecture, corporate strategic sustainability, resource and energy conservation, public policy, and sustainable technology to name a few. The   The Faculty Advisory Board to the Penn Sustainability Review has representation from many of  Penn's Schools and Centers.

Project Leader: 
Yaowen Ma and James Teng (students)
Project Sponsor: 
Fred Scatena, Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Science


Penn’s undergraduate major in Environmental Studies was the first in the country in 1972.