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Education for Sustainable Development: Business School Preparation of Student Social Entrepreneurs

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The research examines the state of social entrepreneurship curricula, that is, programs that combine education for sustainable development and traditional business entrepreneurialism instruction, at leading business school MBA programs in ...


Penn Green Fund

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Funded by the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services, the Penn Green Fund has seeded innovative ideas in environmental sustainability from members of the University community since 2009. Proposed ...


The Role of Universities in Private Environmental Governance Experimentalism

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

In our federal, constitutional system of government, the states are often lauded as “laboratories of experimentation” for public policy, including for public environmental law. Yet private actors are playing an ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
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Urban Resilience Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Certificate in Urban Resilience draws on the resilience expertise within the different departments of the School, is rooted in Ian McHarg’s layered analysis methods of thinking holistically across ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Land Preservation Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This certificate is aimed at two types of students: working practitioners needing basic training in land preservation or updating about current practices and graduate students in Penn’s schools interested ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Ecological Planning Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Interest in Ecological Planning has been increasing in recent years along with the growing awareness of the impacts of climate change on the world’s ecosystems, wildlife, and human settlements ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Ecological Architecture Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania offers a certificate program in Ecological Architecture that provides an opportunity for students enrolled in the Masters of Architecture or other ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (MBA)

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The MBA Major in Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (“BEES”) is designed to provide in-depth foundations for those interested in the complex relationships between business and the natural environment, management ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Environmental Building Design (MSD-EBD)

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

With the renewed urgency of environmental issues-from global climate change to resource shortages and "net-zero" design-architects are faced with demands for new kinds of services that require a new kind ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Engineering Minor in Energy & Sustainability

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Energy and Sustainability (ENSU) Minor offered by Penn Engineering provides students with a broad coverage of technical and societal issues confronting the world and in-depth treatment of selected topics ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Sustainability and Environmental Management Minor

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Minor in Sustainability and Environmental Management is open to undergraduate students in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, and the Wharton School of Business.

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The program in Environmental Studies is designed to provide students with the skills to understand and address contemporary environmental issues. The minor integrates studies in the natural sciences, humanities, social ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This minor is for students who want an understanding of the various physical, chemical, and geologic processes that work within our planet and on its surface. Students gain the skills ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Economics with a Concentration in Environmental Policy and Management (BA)

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The concentration in environmental policy and management examines the relationship between business and the natural environment, including human health and safety as well as addressing a range of policy issues ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The program in Environmental Studies is designed to provide students with the skills to understand and address contemporary environmental issues. The major integrates studies in the natural sciences, humanities, social ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Earth Science (BS)

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This major is for students who want an understanding of the various physical, chemical, and geologic processes that work within our planet and on its surface. Students gain the skills ...

  • Posted Sept. 27, 2018
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Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Penn's main, academic campus was accredited as a Level I ArbNet-certified Arboretum as of April 2017, and Level II in November 20107. The Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania ...


A Research on Physical Characteristics and Campus Sustainability Performance of American Univerisity Campus

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Tsinghua University

Sixty four STARS rated campuses across the United States make up the total sample list of the research. The paper starts from the correlation analysis between physical characteristics and sustainable ...


Scholarly motivations to conduct interdisciplinary climate change research

  • Idaho State University (ID)
  • Whitman College (WA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Northern Illinois University (IL)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

Understanding and responding to today’s complex environmental problems requires collaboration that bridges disciplinary boundaries. As the barriers to interdisciplinary research are formidable, promoting interdisciplinary environmental research requires understanding what ...


The Environmental Benefits of Trees on an Urban University Campus

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The University of Pennsylvania is situated on a rapidly growing and highly urbanized campus that, as of the summer of 2015, contained over 6,000 trees. Trees play an important ...


Integrating sustainability across the university curriculum

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Purpose

Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (LA)
  • Fordham University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • American University (DC)
  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)

This report from The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition seeks to connect struggling communities to local institutional wealth through engaging student activism. The report profiles three administration-led initiatives ...


Anchor Institutions Toolkit: A guide for neighborhood revitalization

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This is a Toolkit for Anchor Institutions to use as a guide to rebuild, revitalize, strengthen and improve their local communities.

Each of the tools in this kit was developed ...


Netter Center for Community Partnerships

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve ...

  • Posted May 23, 2016
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The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

A growing number of universities are dedicating resources to support their surrounding communities, but much potential for advancement remains. A university’s mission as an “anchor institution,” as defined by ...


Re-thinking Options for Curriculum and Faculty Development: How will we take it to the next level?

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The three organizers/presenters are university faculty and staff who have functional roles as researcher, sustainability director and sustainability practitioner. Coming from diverse institutions and disciplinary backgrounds, each organizer/presenter ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Energy Reductions Through Behavior: Competition Best Practices and Case Study

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This presentation would present an overview of 1) the potential for competitions and behavior change to help achieve significant energy reductions on college campuses; 2) an overview of best practices ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Action Implementation on research campuses: Lessons from large scale energy projects

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

For large research campuses achieving climate neutrality requires a combination of supply-side and demand-side energy initiatives. Panelists will focus on the implementation of Climate Action Plans underway at three universities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Policy Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Students can earn a Certificate of Study in one of several disciplines as part of their three-year JD degree. Typically, these programs require that you take three or four courses ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Science Certificate

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This certificate will be granted by the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Law students who successfully complete its requirements. To qualify for the certificate ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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JD/MES in Environmental Studies

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The aim of the JD/Masters in Environmental Studies program is to train leaders who can blend the professional concerns of law and environmental studies. Graduates acquire valuable tools for ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of City Planning with a Concentration in Land Use, Transportation, & Environmental Planning

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Master of City Planning degree requires completion of 19 course units, including course requirements from the core curriculum and one of six concentration areas. In addition, all students must ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Environmental Studies

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Be part of the exciting interdisciplinary intellectual community at Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) who are focused on advanced study of the environment through the Master ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Urban Spatial Analytics

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Anyone who has used GoogleEarth or MapQuest or a GPS-based navigation system or GIS software understands the power and potential of spatial analysis. A recent U.S. Department of Labor ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Evaluating Penn's Green Living Certification: Successes and Recommendations for Improvement

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

As Penn's first environmental certification program aimed at rewarding students' personal behaviors, the Green Living Certification program has the potential to affect behavior change and promote a culture of ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Budgeting for Energy Conservation

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Budgeting for Energy Conservation proposes an innovative approach to mobilize the schools and centers of the University of Pennsylvania to conserve energy. A clear and effective roadmap for the transition ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Green Living Certification: Rewarding Residents for Environmentally Friendly Lifestyles

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Green Living Certification certifies and rewards residents living in on-campus residential buildings for making day-to-day choices that reduce their environmental footprint. Residents fill out an online survey that calculates ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2014
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