Impactful Programming

In support of teaching and research across campus and the world, the Initiative supports and leads programming efforts that further enhance the student educational experience.
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Student Programs

Climate Leaders @ Penn

With a goal to better equip the Penn graduate student community to address the climate crisis, Climate Leaders @ Penn (CL@P) is an interdisciplinary organization bringing together students, faculty, centers, and alumni from across all of Penn’s schools.

Explore the CL@P Website

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EnviroLab is a workspace dedicated to supporting cutting-edge graduate research for students at all stages of their PhD who are working on topics related to the interconnections between environment and society. With faculty mentorship, students lead workshops to share works in progress and host several events in addition to an annual conference.

Learn more about EnviroLab

Global University Climate Forum

Convened in parallel with the UN climate negotiations in partnership with the International Sustainable Campus Network, the Global University Climate Forum brings student activists together to share ideas, learn, connect, and act on the global imperative of addressing climate change. Together they learn, networks, shares ideas, and contribute to a growing body of inspirational projects that demonstrate the capacity of today’s youth to lead and have an impact. The outcomes of the student work are included in an online publication, The Knowledge Sector: The role of Higher Education Institutions in addressing Global Environmental Challenges.

Visit the Climate Forum

Discover the outcome publication

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Data-Informed Programs

Faculty Database & Course Inventory

Our data-informed projects seek to inform students, faculty, staff, and external partners about Penn’s strengths and opportunities vis-à-vis environmental teaching and research. Our team has completed an in-depth analysis on current academic offerings and faculty expertise to inform strategic growth.

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Climate Week

Now in its third year, Climate Week at Penn has conveyed urgency and a spirit of innovation, locally and globally, with an emphasis on the intersections of race, equity, and the environment. The Initiative is proud to lead the planning and organizational committee efforts for this week of impactful events with hosts from across Penn’s campus and the community.

Climate Week at Penn