Our Committment

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

Green Fund Projects

Storm Water Harvesting


Installation of a 1,000-2,000 gallon storm water collection tank and drought resistant plantings in the Old Vet Quad Courtyard Green Space. SVM will investigate using solar collectors to power the pump in the collection tank. The irrigation system, a combination of drip and other irrigation, would use the filtered storm water.

Project is currently in design.

Project Leader: 
Kim Kopple, SVM Director of Planning, Design & Construction
Project Sponsor: 
Maureen Harrigtan, Chief Financial Officer, SVM
In Progress


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