- Climate Action
Penn State is taking the lead on addressing global climate change. Already we are on track to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2020 and we have signed the "We Are Still In" pledge to continue meeting our responsibilities under the Paris Climate Accord.
- Green Buildings
The University has a growing number of LEED certified buildings that demonstrate our commitment to energy and resource efficiency. We also are a leader in sustainable building research.
- Living Labs
A Penn State education goes far beyond mastering classroom material. The University’s 30 million square feet of facilities provide a “living laboratory” for academic enhancement, research partnerships, and student engagement.
- Recycling and Composting
Penn State is committed to "closing the loop" on its solid waste through its recycling and composting programs.
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.
“At Penn State, sustainability is integral to endeavors University-wide that support our tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service."