Penn has been recognized by Philadelphia's Clean Air Council as the 2017 Clean Air Commute Employer of the Year. Faculty and staff have a broad range of options to help them go the extra mile for sustainable commuting.
The University of Pennsylvania has been recognized by the Clean Air Council as this year's recipient of the Clean Air Commute Employer of the Year Award. Penn's Climate Action Plan 2.0, the roadmap for environmental sustainability, has transportation as one its areas of focus and strongly encourages sustainable transportation for faculty, staff, and students. The broad list of Penn incentives offered to encourage a sustainable commute include: commuter transit benefits, discounted parking rates for carpools and vanpools, electronic charging stations for electric vehicles along with options for car sharing and biking to campus. Cyclists can access ample bike parking and utilize bike repairs stations complete with tools and air pumps. Most recently, Penn introduced its Bicycle Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program, where qualified employees can receive reimbursement for eligible bike commuting expenses.
Today, over 50% of Penn's faculty and staff use sustainable transportation.