News

Penn Contributes to Global Campus Sustainability Report

March 17, 2014

The Green Campus Partnership faculty grant program, Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum, is part of a global report on best practice case studies from 23 of the world’s leading universities. The report, Best Practice in Campus Sustainability, enhances the global dialogue on sustainability in higher education.

Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) is an 8-week summer program teaming undergraduates with faculty to refine an existing course or develop a new course that incorporates sustainability as an academic theme. Over the past two summers, courses have included: Andrew Huemmler’s Climate Policy & Technology, Marsha Lester’s Environmental Chemistry, and Rebecca Stein’s Introduction to Economics.

According to Sustainability Strategic Planning Associate Sarah Fisher, the most innovative component of the ISAC program from which other higher education institutions can learn is how it provides an avenue for students and faculty to work together to co-discover ways to enrich courses with sustainability.

Best Practice in Campus Sustainability is the result of a partnership between the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF).

Fact

2013 marks the fifth year in a row that Penn has received the Tree Campus USA® designation, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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.