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


Organizational Dynamics Launches New Sustainable Development Studies Concentration

December 7, 2009

The School of Arts and Sciences recently launched its new Sustainable Development Concentration in Organizational Dynamics with a panel discussion on Eco-Municipalities.

Follow the links below to listen to the panel discussion and learn more about Organizational Dynamics’ new Sustainable Development Concentration. This initiative has been supported by a special gift from the Dow Chemical Company.

Panel Discussion – Eco-Municipalities: What Does a Sustainable City Look Like?

Opening Remarks:
Amy Gutmann, Penn President

Neil Hawkins, Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Dow Chemical Company
Anne Papageorge, Vice President, Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services
Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia

Special Guest:
David Cook, Chief Executive, The Natural Step Foundation, a global NGO founded in Sweden, celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking leadership on sustainable development.

Eco-Municipalities Panel Discussion
Sustainable Development Studies Website
Sustainable Development Studies Description (PDF)


If each person on campus uses one paper coffee cup each day, Penn would produce 9.6 million cups for waste

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.