- Recycling and Waste Management
In 2010, University Park generated 15,034 tons of waste. We were able to recycle 59% of that waste, an impressive amount for an institution of our size.
- Energy & Environment
Using it's District Energy System, Penn State consumes half the resources -- and produces half the emissions -- that it might otherwise.
- Buildings that Teach
A list of facilities at Penn State, including the Sustainability Experience Center and the MorningStar solar home, that feature sustainable technologies and practices. You can even tour some of these facilities online!
Penn State Purchasing handles the procurement of everything from furniture to lab equipment on PSU campuses.
The University is working to sustainably manage its growing transportation demands by switching to alternative fuels, reducing oil consumption, increasing the fuel efficiency of fleet vehicles, and encouraging the use of public transportation.
Penn State has a long-term commitment to protecting and improving the natural environment. Also, Food Services strives to purchase from local suppliers whenever possible.
- Track Our Progress
Penn State is dedicated to tracking its progress in sustainability to improve the University and its green initiatives.
- AD 64: Energy Conservation Policy
The University has adopted a wide-ranging Energy Conservation Policy (AD 64) designed to lower energy consumption through employee and student action.
"Sustainability has become a very defining leadership competency for our students going forward. We've made a commitment that every single one of our students, every single one will go out with sustainability embedded into their DNA."