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


Students, Staff, Faculty: Got ideas for “green” projects?

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October 8, 2013

Apply now for a Green Fund grant.  Penn’s Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas from Penn students, faculty, and staff with one-time grants of as much as $50,000.

Proposed projects must support goals and objectives outlined in Penn’s Climate Action Plan, a long-range strategy launched in 2009 to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and enhance its overall sustainability.

Recent Green Fund grants have gone to:

  • Bike repair stations on campus
  • Composting food waste from cafes at the Penn Museum
  • Installation of shower timers in Hill College House and the Quad
  • Site-level monitoring of stormwater management and a number of other environmental performance indicators at Shoemaker Green

The Green Fund deadline for the Fall 2013 semester is 5pm on October 31st. Download the application form.


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