Our Committment

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


Use these resources to help you find "green" locations on Penn's campus.

Penn Sustainability Walking Tour

Situated near the heart of Philadelphia, Penn is dedicated to promoting a sustainable culture and implementing environmentally-conscious policies through its research, teaching, and operational practices. The University created a Climate Action Plan after President Amy Gutmann signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment in 2007, pledging to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases. The Climate Action Plan serves as a road map for reducing Penn’s carbon footprint and enhancing its overall sustainability. Our approach to sustainability continues to be holistic, incorporating initiatives in energy conservation, green buildings, waste reduction, sustainable campus operations, and academics. This self-guided tour highlights some of the innovative, green features across campus. Download PDF.



Staff Eco-Reps represent more than 1,400 individuals that meet monthly to share best sustainable practices.