M.I. (Move-In) GREEN is Penn’s move-in engagement program dedicated to environmental sustainability. The program gives upperclassmen environmental leaders the opportunity to educate incoming students around sustainable lifestyles and to raise awareness of the University’s Climate Action Plan.
Students play an important role in contributing to the University’s sustainability initiatives through the decisions they make on a daily basis. Penn’s Green Campus Partnership seeks to recognize these choices by offering the Green Dorm Certification program, an environmental certification available for student living.
An initiative of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership and funded by the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services, the Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas from Penn students, faculty, and staff with one-time grants of as much as $50,000.
Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC) Program was established in 2012 to help Penn faculty introduce environmental sustainability into existing and new courses. Faculty participants explore sustainability concepts at a one-day workshop in the late spring, and then are partnered with an undergraduate student research assistant to work over the summer integrating sustainability into the course syllabi, lectures, assignments, reading material, and tests.
The numerous labs on campus provide a prime opportunity to reduce our environmental impact and help us reach the goals set forth in Penn’s Climate Action Plan.
Eco-Reps is Penn's environmental leadership program that focuses on raising awareness of environmental issues and impacting the behavior of individuals across campus.
Offices represent a significant portion of campus energy and material use and waste production. The Green Campus Partnership recognizes the efforts of staff and faculty to green their daily activities by offering four levels of Green Office certification.
Stouffer, Jaffe Tops in 2012 Penn Power Down Challenge
The result of nearly three weeks of turning off unneeded lights, unplugging unused devices, layering up to warm up, and other creative means to conserve electricity, is the combined savings of 71,000 kWh across Penn’s campus.
Penn’s Green Campus Partnership recognizes the efforts of Greek chapter houses by offering four levels of certification in the Greeks Going Green program, an environmental certification program for chapter houses achieving excellence in environmental sustainability practices.