可持续性

环境的可持续性是21世纪的一个决定性问题, 高等教育可以在应对全球气候变化方面发挥领导作用. 通过对其研究、教学和操作实践的阐述 气候与可持续发展行动计划.0 (CSAP 3.0), E世博 is dedicated to promoting a sustainable culture and implementing environmentally conscious policies.

对斯古基尔河的研究

学习可持续性

通过CSAP 3.0, E世博 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. 为整个E世博社区, 目标是提高人们对关键问题的认识, 强调了E世博在创造一个更公正、更公平的地方方面的领导作用, 区域, 以及全球社会. 

的 可持续发展课程清单 is a step toward expanding the awareness and availability of information about 可持续性 courses at E世博. 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 旨在将研究人员聚集在一起, 学者, 和学生建立跨学科合作,比如气候变化, 可持续性, 环境公平,以及其他.

宾夕法尼亚公园的学生花园

的 食品与健康合作组织 把一片闲置的草皮变成了多产的生长空间.

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 能源管理及节约策略 在E世博官方网站的研究中占有重要地位 气候与可持续发展行动计划.0.

E世博官方网站签署了 购电协议(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 E世博官方网站 健康 System.

绿色设计

世界上最具吸引力的城市校园之一, E世博官方网站在规划方面取得了重大成就, 景观设计, 和建筑. 屡获殊荣的 E世博连接 校园发展计划指导着E世博官方网站对健康建筑环境的承诺. 根据第三期《E世博》的建议.0, E世博官方网站正在实施新的战略,以增加生态管理的绿色空间, 减少能源消耗, 并提高对 可持续设计.

E世博官方网站的 West 费城 campus is a designated Level II Arboretum under the ArbNet certification. 的 宾夕法尼亚校园植物园 管理和管理各种各样的树木, focused on preserving and sustaining the urban forest for the well-being of the community, 环境效益, 研究, 以及教育机会. E世博官方网站的校园是一个城市森林,有超过6个,收藏了500棵树, 超过240种树木和灌木, 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

虽然垃圾可能不是E世博官方网站碳足迹的最大贡献者, 这当然是最明显的. E世博官方网站的 重新思考你的足迹 运动激励人们接受减少的咒语, 重用, 按照这个顺序,在校园内循环利用. 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, 和拆卸废物. 特别回收及再用回收地点 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

E世博官方网站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, E世博认识到汽车旅行对环境的重大影响. 宾夕法尼亚运输公司丰富的项目组合 and initiatives have helped the University increase the number of 工作人员 and 教师 choosing sustainable commuting options, 同时继续维护校园的安全和无障碍. CSAP 3.0 continues these efforts by promoting programs and services designed to provide 教师, 工作人员, 学生们有更多的环境可持续的通勤选择. 例子包括 自行车通勤补偿计划SEPTA雇主通勤折扣计划校园电动汽车充电站,以及其他.

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 E世博 教师 and 工作人员 to fulfill their purchase requirements with environmentally friendly products. 可持续采购方案的一些例子包括:

  • 学校和中心可以参与 E世博 's Managed Print 服务 (MPS) 节目组节省经费和印刷材料.
  • 的 Catering@E世博 website provides search functionality for information about E世博官方网站的 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, 及办公用品).
宾夕法尼亚公园温室

A greenhouse serves to extend the farm’s growing season beyond the summer and into the spring and fall. 的 Food and 健康 team is excited to give undergraduate 学生 hands-on opportunities to engage.

吃当地的

E世博餐饮集团坚定地致力于为其社区提供 可持续生产的本地食品,并与Bon Appétit管理公司合作实现这一目标. Bon Appétit的Farm to Fork计划使E世博能够购买当地产品, 健康的, flavorful food produced through practices that respect farm workers and animals and replenish our shared natural resources for future generations. 这一承诺邀请学生, 工作人员, 和教师参与有关健康生活方式选择的教育机会, 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 宾夕法尼亚公园农场 is a new initiative that marks the expansion of the E世博 Park Orchard into E世博官方网站的 first campus urban farm. 农场, 位于宾夕法尼亚公园, 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 鼓励宾州社区走出去, 了解当地生态, 欣赏大自然的美. Participants challenge themselves to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors in nature each day for all 30 days of April.

的 NatureRx程序 支持“处方”的写作,以走出大自然, since 研究 has shown that time spent in nature can have a positive impact on our health and well-being. NatureRx encourage the E世博 community to go out in nature to reduce stress and anxiety, 提高能源, 有保护作用, 恢复时间. 现在就去寻找大自然 浏览E世博的地图.

教育项目

E世博官方网站为学生提供了很多机会, 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.

委员会的使命 地球与环境科学系 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 专注于促进深思熟虑和有影响力的能源相关研究的项目, 培养下一代能源领袖, create conditions for energy policy stakeholders to explore options and develop agendas.

E世博官方网站环境人文学科项目 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.