Penn State New Kensington faculty and staff celebrated a campus and University milestone last week that has been in the making for four years. The campus is the first in the Penn State system to boast full completion of all four levels of the Penn State Sustainability Institute’s Green Paws Program.
Paul Shrivastava, chief sustainability officer at Penn State, speaks at Penn State New Kensington. The campus is the first to complete all levels of the Penn State Sustainability Institute's Green Paws Program.
Faculty, staff and students at Penn State New Kensington gather for a group photo to celebrate the campus being the first to achieve full completion of the Penn State Sustainability Institute's Green Paws Programs. Over the course of four years, the campus completed each of the four levels of the program, which aims to educate members of the University about sustainability and related practices.
Through the Reinvention Fund, the Sustainability Institute’s internal grant program, Penn State has invested more than $875,000 in collaborative projects intended to improve and expand sustainability efforts across the institution. Faculty/staff teams have received $773,485, and an additional $102,884 was dedicated to support proposals submitted by student teams.