A message about Climate Week at Penn 2023

We invite you to take part in Climate Week at Penn, which starts today, September 18. Now in its fourth year, Climate Week—organized by a committed group of faculty, staff, and students—serves as a focal point for discussion, learning, and action about climate change and its wide-ranging impacts. The week’s broad array of events highlight the many ways in which members of the Penn community are working to understand and combat the climate crisis.

Climate Week offers opportunities for every member of the Penn community to get involved by providing diverse avenues to engage with this important topic. This year, Schools, Centers, departments, and groups around campus have organized more than two dozen events. Highlights include:

  • A deans’ roundtable about the impact of climate change on health, health care, and health education.
  • Faculty and students delivering 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures to share their perspectives on extreme weather and climate events and to call for large-scale climate action.
  • An opportunity to catalog campus biodiversity through a BioBlitz at Kaskey Park.
  • A discussion at Perry World House of climate-driven extinction.
  • A Biodiversity Fair to connect with organizations at Penn sharing information and interactive displays related to biodiversity and sustainability.

And many more events showcasing Penn expertise across campus.

We hope that you will participate in Climate Week at Penn and join our community in supporting climate action here in Philadelphia and around the globe. We also encourage you to learn more about the University’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, which guides us to a cleaner future and is made possible by the unwavering commitment of our faculty, students, and staff.