Our Committment

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

News

Fall 2012 Green Fund Applications Now Being Accepted

October 10, 2012

Many of the most innovative ideas supporting Penn's Climate Action Plan have come from the University's students, faculty and staff. Since Fall 2009, more than 40 initiatives have received seed money from the Penn Green Fund. An initiative of Penn's Green Campus Partnership and funded by the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services, the Green Fund provides one-time grants to help pilot projects that will improve Penn's environmental performance and reduce campus emissions. The Fall 2012 application period is now open. The Green Fund page on the Green Campus Partnership website describes what is needed to be considered for one of the grants. The Green Fund Review Board will consider applications received by 5:00 pm on October 31, with awards to be announced in November.

 

Be sure to review the list of Green Fund Projects approved to date. The Review Board looks forward to receiving applications from the Penn community, especially in those areas not yet significantly impacted by sustainability efforts. Applicants are encouraged to e-mail sustainability@upenn.edu well in advance of the deadline to arrange a time to discuss the proposed project and resolve any questions about the process.

Fact

Penn’s urban campus has over 2 miles of dedicated bike lanes, 5,050 bike parking spots, and 2 free bike repair stations.

Share a Story

Do you have a sustainability story to share with the campus? Want to hear more about a specific topic or project?
Send us an email
and we'll consider the content for inclusion on the website or in a future e-newsletter.