- Recycling and Composting
Penn State is committed to "closing the loop" on its solid waste through a program we call möbius.
- Climate Action
Penn State has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 32% since 2005.
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 Purchasing handles the procurement of everything from furniture to lab equipment on PSU campuses.
- Living Lab
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.
"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."