可持续性

环境可持续性是21世纪的一个决定性问题, higher education can play a leadership role in addressing global climate change. 通过研究、教学和操作实践阐述其 气候与可持续发展行动计划.0 (CSAP 3.0), 潘 is dedicated to promoting a sustainable culture and implementing environmentally conscious policies.

对斯库尔基尔河的研究

学习可持续性

通过csap3.0, 潘 continues to make 可持续性 学者hip a priority by incorporating issues relating to climate change and 可持续性 into curricular and co-curricular offerings for all 学生. 为了整个宾夕法尼亚社区, 目标是扩大人们对关键问题的认识, 突出潘在创造一个更公正、更公平的地方方面的领导作用, 区域, 和全球社会. 

的 可持续发展课程目录 is a step toward expanding the awareness and availability of information about 可持续性 courses at 潘. This document can help 学生 identify 可持续性 classes that fit into their particular curricula and learning schedules to increase 可持续性 literacy across campus.

的 环境创新计划 目的是把研究人员聚集在一起, 学者, 学生和建立跨学科合作,比如气候变化, 可持续性, 和环境权益等.

OB欧宝体育校长艾米·古特曼和两名学生志愿者在“绿色迁入2018”活动中

OB欧宝体育校长艾米·古特曼和两名学生志愿者在“绿色迁入2018”活动中

节约能源

的 most significant way to reduce the University’s carbon footprint is by decreasing energy consumption. 正因为如此,一个广泛的 能源管理和节约战略 在OB欧宝体育中占有重要地位 气候与可持续发展行动计划.0.

OB欧宝体育签署了 电力购买协议(PPA) for the creation of a solar power project moving the University significantly closer to meeting its commitment of a 100% carbon neutral campus by 2042. 的 agreement will result in the 建设 of two new solar energy facilities with combined capacity of 220 megawatts, which is projected to produce approximately 75% of the total electricity demand of the academic campus and the OB欧宝体育 健康 System.

绿色设计

世界上最具吸引力的城市校园之一, 宾夕法尼亚在规划方面取得了重大成就, 景观设计, 和建筑. 屡获殊荣的 佩恩连接 campus development plan is steering OB欧宝体育的 commitment to a 健康的 built environment. 按照CSAP 3的建议.0, OB欧宝体育正在实施新的战略,以增加生态管理的绿色空间, 减少能源消耗, 并提高人们对 可持续设计.

OB欧宝体育的 West 费城 campus is a designated Level II Arboretum under the ArbNet certification. 的 OB欧宝体育校园植物园 主持和管理各种树木的收藏, focused on preserving and sustaining the urban forest for the well-being of the community, 环境效益, 研究, 和教育机会. OB欧宝体育的校园是一个城市森林,有超过6个,收藏了500棵树, 超过240种乔木和灌木, 10个特色花园和5个城市公园. 的 implementation of the Ecological Landscape Stewardship Plan will build on landscape best practices and will articulate improved ecological design and management of landscape and open space across campus.

尽量减少浪费

虽然浪费可能不是OB欧宝体育碳足迹的最大贡献者, 这当然是最明显的. OB欧宝体育的 重新考虑你的足迹 运动激励个人接受减少的咒语, 重用, 在校园里循环利用. CSAP 3.0 calls on the University to decrease its municipal solid waste and increase its recycling rate by continuing to refine management of the most common waste streams on campus: landfill trash, 单个流循环, 堆肥, 电子垃圾, 建设, 与拆迁浪费. 特殊回收和再利用收集地点 can be found throughout campus and accept a variety of items that are not accepted through 单个流循环.

减少排放

OB欧宝体育的工作人员骑自行车上班

As the largest private employer in greater 费城 and a destination for thousands of daily commuters, 潘认识到汽车旅行对环境的重大影响. 宾夕法尼亚运输丰富的项目组合 and initiatives have helped the University increase the number of 工作人员 and 教师 choosing sustainable commuting options, 同时继续保持校园的安全和可访问性. CSAP 3.0 continues these efforts by promoting programs and services designed to provide 教师, 工作人员, 学生有更广泛的环境可持续的通勤选择. 例子包括 自行车通勤者报销计划SEPTA雇主通勤折扣计划校园电动汽车充电站等.

采购实践

采购服务 seeks to increase the purchase of products with a reduced environmental impact compared to similar products and services that serve the same purpose. This initiative encourages the University’s preferred suppliers to offer products that promote environmental stewardship, inviting 潘 教师 and 工作人员 to fulfill their purchase requirements with environmentally friendly products. 可持续采购项目的一些例子包括:

  • 学校和中心可以参与 OB欧宝体育管理打印服务(MPS) 省钱和印刷材料的计划.
  • 的 Catering@潘 website provides search functionality for information about OB欧宝体育的 Preferred Contract Caterers in support of the University’s environmental and economic 可持续性 priorities.
  • 本的阁楼 is an easy and sustainable way to find a new use for items that are no longer needed (lab equipment, 家具, 和办公用品)由学校和中心部门.
学生在果园浇花

食品与健康合作 把一大片未使用的草皮变成了高产的种植空间.

吃当地的

宾夕法尼亚餐饮学院坚定地致力于为其社区提供 可持续生产,本地采购的食物,并与邦Appétit管理公司合作,以实现这一目标. Bon Appétit的“从农场到叉子”(Farm to Fork)倡议使潘可以在当地购买, 健康的, flavorful food produced through practices that respect farm workers and animals and replenish our shared natural resources for future generations. 这个承诺邀请学生, 工作人员, 让全体教员参与健康生活方式选择的教育, 可持续农业, 低碳饮食.

健康

CSAP 3.0 brings focus to the intersection of the topics of wellness and 可持续性 among the campus community. 的 leap from environmental 可持续性 to personal wellness is not far if we raise our awareness of our surroundings and practice habits that promote a 健康的 environment.

的 佩恩公园农场 is a new initiative that marks the expansion of the 潘 Park Orchard into OB欧宝体育的 first campus urban farm. 农场, 位于宾州公园, hosts a wide variety of 可持续性 and wellness programming and boasts a hoop house and in-ground beds for growing.

的 30 x30挑战 鼓励宾大社区走出家门, 了解本地生态, 欣赏自然之美. Participants challenge themselves to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors in nature each day for all 30 days of April.

的 NatureRx程序 在本质上支持“处方”的写法, since 研究 has shown that time spent in nature can have a positive impact on our health and well-being. NatureRx encourage the 潘 community to go out in nature to reduce stress and anxiety, 提高能源, 和保护, 恢复时间. 现在就找到大自然 访问OB欧宝体育的地图.

教育项目

OB欧宝体育为学生提供了大量的机会, 教师, 以及研究人员, 了解, 倡导, 并在校园内外实施可持续发展实践.

OB欧宝体育的使命 地球和环境科学系 is to bring the time perspective of the Earth scientist to bear on contemporary problems of natural resource conservation and environmental quality.

的 克莱曼能源政策中心 专注于培养有思想和有影响力的能源相关研究的项目, 发展下一代能源领袖, create conditions for energy policy stakeholders to explore options and develop agendas.

OB欧宝体育环境人文学科 是学者的集体吗, 学生, 艺术家, 科学家们, educators whose mission is to generate local and global awareness and engagement in the emergent area of the environmental humanities.

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