Bright ideas, funded here

Faculty, staff, and students who have innovative ideas about sustainability are encouraged to apply for support from the Green Fund. An initiative of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership and funded by the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services, the Green Fund is designed to seed innovative ideas from Penn students, faculty, and staff with one-time grants of as much as $50,000. The next round of applications is due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Proposals will be selected by mid-November.

Projects must support goals and objectives outlined in Penn’s Climate Action Plan, a long-range strategy launched in 2009 to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and enhance its overall sustainability.

Visit the Green Campus Partnership website at for guidelines and to download the application. Descriptions of past winners are also available on the website.