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Sustainability at Penn

Purchasing Services works closely with the University's Schools and Centers to support the University's Climate Action Plan 2.0.  Listed below are programs and organizations at Penn, which help advance the University's sustainability impact:

  • Special Penn Discounts for Car Sharing
    • When traveling locally on university business, you may want to consider the option of a car sharing service, with our preferred partners at Enterprise Car Share (formerly PhillyCarshare) and ZipCar.  With either company you can create a department account; join an existing department account and/or create a personal account.
    • Visit the Penn Travel Services Website for more information.
  • Green IT
    • The Division of Information Systems and Computing provides resources and information to help you "green up" your computing operations, by reducing energy consumption and producing less e-waste.
    • Visit the ISC Green IT Website for more information.
  • Green Labs
    • Purchasing Services supports the Green Labs at Penn Guide which provides overall guidelines for lab greening.
    • Click here for Green Labs @ Penn Manual.
  • Green Campus Partnership
    • Penn's Green Campus Partnership was formed in 2007 to address environmental sustainability planning and policy development at the University of Pennsylvania and to coordinate programs and initiatives for a more sustainable campus.
    • The GCP includes Facilities & Real Estate Services, Business Services, the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) as well as faculty and student groups, including the Student Sustainability Association at Penn.
    • For more information, visit the Green Campus Partnership Website.
  • Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee
    • The Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) is a cross-campus collaboration that includes a representative group of faculty, staff, and students who advise the President on environmental sustainability issues. ESAC subcommittees develop recommendations for short- and long-term actions to address the Commitment’s requirements. Mark Mills, Purchasing Director is a member of the ESAC standing Committee and other staff work closely with ESAC on specific sustainability efforts.
    • Click here for more information and a list of current ESAC members.

 

The numerous labs on campus provide a prime opportunity to reduce the University’s environmental impact and help Penn reach its Climate Action Plan goals.  Purchasing Services supports the Green Labs @ Penn Guide which provides overall guidelines for lab greening.

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