Penn Sustainability (formerly Green Campus Partnership) was formed in 2007 to address environmental sustainability planning and policy development at Penn, and to coordinate programs and initiatives for a more sustainable campus. It acts as an umbrella organization, including Facilities and Real Estate Services, Business Services, the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, as well as faculty and student groups, such as the Student Sustainability Association at Penn.
In 2009, Penn’s Climate Action Plan set a goal to make climate change and sustainability part of the curriculum and educational experience available to all Penn students. Since that time, Penn Sustainability has initiated new programs, collaborated with the Office of the Provost, and expanded opportunities for research and internships, all with a primary focus on students. Penn’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 expands upon this goal by putting forth recommendations to enrich sustainability resources and opportunities for the larger Penn community, with a particular focus on faculty support. Between 2014 and 2019, the intention is for student sustainability programs to continue to grow, complemented by an equally rich portfolio of programs for faculty.
More information can be obtained at: http://www.upenn.edu/sustainability/