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Penn’s Climate Action Plan
September 22, 2009, Volume 56, No. 04

FRES VP Anne Papageorge said that developing the Climate Action Plan was a team effort and brought people together from across the Penn community to collaborate. “It is an ambitious plan,” she said, “but we are dedicated to implementing it with your help.”

President Gutmann stressed that the Climate Action Plan is all about doing more with less. It is about achieving a more innovative Penn, a more intellectually exciting and integrated Penn, and a more sustainable Penn... with less use of carbon-based fuels, less waste, and less harm to our environment.” She noted that step one is imagining Penn’s future as a leader in sustainability, step two is translating that vision into reality and those steps lead to engagement.

Climate Action Plan

At Wednesday’s kickoff event for the Climate Action Plan, President Amy Gutmann reiterated how Penn “does more with less,” which will serve the University well going forward; looking on (left to right) Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Dan Garofalo, EVP Craig Carnaroli, Provost Vincent Price, GAPSA Chair Corbett Brown, UA Chair Alec Webley and Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services Anne Papageorge. Hundreds of students, staff and faculty attended the mid-day announcement at the festival in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

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Almanac - September 22, 2009, Volume 56, No. 04