Our Committment

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

Green Fund Projects

Franklin's Farmers

Franklin’s Farmers was established in Fall 2011 as a network of gardeners at Penn who cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables along with community, health, and environmental awareness. These individuals receive educational training, and in return donate a portion of their crops for community distribution in West Philadelphia. The group, representing all 12 Schools and Centers, aimed to host 24 gardening workshops and 16 healthy cooking workshops for 600 members of the Penn community throughout 2012. The Urban Nutrition Initiative contributes additional support and funding for Franklin's Farmers through two student fellows.

Project Leader: 
Danny Gerber, Director, Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI)
Project Sponsor: 
Ira Harkavy, Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships


Penn was presented with the Office Depot Special Recognition Award for the University’s sustainable purchasing practices in 2013.