Compost Tea

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

Green Fund Projects

Murphy Laboratory Building Energy Audit

New Bolton Center

Funding for an energy audit on an energy-intensive laboratory space at New Bolton Center. The project will build upon a previous Green Fund grant to the New Bolton Center, which installed meters in campus buildings. The grant will also cover the retrofits outlined from the audit.

Project Leader: 
Karen Cronin, Business Administrator & Sustainability Director, New Bolton Center
Project Sponsor: 
Corinne Sweeney, Associate Dean, New Bolton Center


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