In pursuit of meeting the goals of the Climate Action Plan 2.0, a five-year plan in place since 2014 to reduce campus carbon emissions and cultivate a culture of sustainability, Penn Sustainability releases a report annually to mark the University’s progress. The Penn Sustainability Annual Report focuses on key data and performance in these areas: academics, utilities and operations, physical environment, purchasing practices, waste minimization and recycling, transportation, and outreach and engagement. Here, a by-the-numbers look at steps Penn has made in fiscal year 2018.
Penn Sustainability is a University-wide initiative to advance environmental sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania, and coordinate programs to develop a more sustainable campus. The University community is working together across many academic and administrative units to draft the next campus climate and sustainability action plan in 2019.