Our Committment

Penn President Amy Gutmann introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0, which serves as Penn’s blueprint for environmental excellence.

Green Fund Projects

Urban Garden Improvements

Penn Children's Center

The PCC at 31st & Chestnut Streets will add a composter and raised planter beds to the center’s urban garden.

The garden is flourishing with the help of Penn Children's Center families and staff who have volunteered their time and services on weekends and evenings. Other Penn departments have also assisted with donations of topsoil and mulch, as well as garden design ideas. Raised planter beds were installed in the garden in July 2011 and the composting area was installed in early September 2011.

Project Leader: 
Karol DeAngelis, Courtney Gerdes, Maria Puciata
Status: 
In Progress

Fact

Penn’s underground cisterns on campus have the capacity to collect and reuse 340,000 gallons of water each year.