Compost Tea

Penn treats the campus soil, grass, and plants with compost tea -- an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers

Green Fund Projects

Energy Efficiency/Sub-Metering Project


Meter installation at the New Bolton Center to measure energy use.

16 meters were installed on the New Bolton Center campus additional meters will be installed incrementally as funding becomes available. The New Bolton Center Green Team has started a center-wide effort to encourage energy efficiency by emailing conservation tips. Additional building data will also be used to raise awareness among building occupants of the cost of their operations.

Project Leader: 
Karen Cronin, Business Administrator, New Bolton Center
Project Sponsor: 
Corinne R. Sweeney, DVM, Associate Dean, New Bolton Center


Penn’s undergraduate major in Environmental Studies was the first in the country in 1972.