Answers to these most frequently asked questions should help guide your search for more information on Penn’s environmental sustainability efforts.

Use these guidelines and manuals to help guide your environmental sustainability efforts.

The University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to promoting a sustainable culture and implementing environmentally conscious policies through its research, teaching, and operational practices.

An assortment of posters, signs and logos are available for download and print.

This document is an effort to make public and centrally available the broad range of classes there are available that have to do with sustainability, and in departments and schools you might not expect. 

Videos of the Green Campus Partnership, the umbrella group that addresses environmental sustainability and stewardship at Penn are available on their YouTube channel are available on the Web at

Welcome Class of 2019! Penn is committed to reducing its environmental footprint, and students play a large role in contrbuting to sustainability initiatives on campus.  Read about all the ways that you can become involved in helping make the university a greener place.

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes in order for you to be able to turn on the lights, operate appliances, and charge your electronics. The purpose of this page is to help you better understand the commodity that is electricity, and how conservation on campus affects you as well as our surrounding region.


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