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We are at a pivotal moment in history.

As we emerge from the social and economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a triple imperative to fix the systems that are causing the climate and biodiversity crises as well as institutionalized inequities. Between the capacity to conduct cutting-edge research, the responsibility to prepare tomorrow's professionals and leaders, and the role as a neutral convening agent, Universities have a unique role to play in developing solutions to today’s most pressing global challenges. The research being done at Penn can and must be part of the solution.

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April 20-26, 2024

Earth Week 2024

Earth Week at Penn presents an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to engage in cross-disciplinary events designed to educate and inspire action. This year’s theme is Restore & Regenerate – to inspire us to think of what replenishes and revitalizes our planet’s natural systems while building community. The Environmental Innovations Initiative is hosting two events this Earth Week: the launch of our Climate 101 series on April 23 with Michael Mann, and Beyond Paint: Lead Exposure Risks for People and Wildlife on April 26 in partnership with the Philadelphia Regional Center for Children's Environmental Health. Join us!

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Explore Environment at Penn

Each of Penn’s 12 Schools offer teaching, research, and opportunities on a broad range of topics related to climate, nature, and society. Discover the people, programs, and opportunities at the University. Learn more about courses and degrees, connect with expert faculty, and world-class centers and institutes across campus.

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