Our Committment

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

Green Fund Projects

Green Acorn Certification Program

The Green Acorn Business Certification is a student-run initiative started by the Penn Environmental Group that creates a streamlined certification process for local businesses that use green practices.  The broad aims of this project are to lead Philadelphia toward becoming a center for green business and assist in reaching the University's Climate Action Plan goals as well as the City of Philadelphia's sustainability goals. 




Green Fund Summary Report: Green Acorn Business Certification 

Project Leader: 
Douglas Miller C'12
Project Sponsor: 
David Grossman, Director, Civic House


Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 includes a goal to increase the University’s recycling rate to 30% by 2019.