Sustainability Institute Research Symposium 2021

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in The Decade of Action
A four-part virtual symposium series to expand networks and inspire creative strategies to promote biodiversity in urban, agricultural and natural areas, to improve human and ecological health and well-being. Wednesdays, Jan. 13-March 24, 1:25-2:30 p.m.

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Sustainable Experience Center

This 9-acre living laboratory located on Penn State’s University Park Campus is the perfect place for faculty and students to do sustainability research related to renewable energy and the Food, Energy, Water nexus.

If you would like to discuss this possibility, contact Meghan Hoskins at

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College Sustainability Councils

College Councils are comprised of faculty and staff working together to advance sustainability within their college. To learn more about sustainability research in a particular college, you can email the Council Chair listed on the page linked below.

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Sustainability Institute Affiliate Program

The SI Affiliate Program aims to acknowledge, amplify and encourage the efforts of faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders. If you are involved in sustainability-related research, teaching, operations, or engagement, we invite you to consider becoming an SI affiliate.

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Research Institutes and Centers doing Sustainability Research

If you would like to request that your institute or center be added to this list, please email

Research events occurring across campus related to research in sustainability can be found on these sites’ calendars:

  • Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE)
    The IEE works to build teams of researchers from different disciplines to see how new partnerships and new ways of thinking can solve some of the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges. The searchable IEE database of research faculty expertise is a collaborative effort of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) and the Sustainability Institute. It is built around the IEE’s original database of research expertise in energy and the environment, supplemented by additional faculty who self-identified their research as sustainability-related or sustainability-focused.
  • SCRiM (Sustainable Climate Risk Management)