College House RA/GA Sustainable Living Manual

Rosen, Marissa

The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Campus Partnership is the umbrella department for all sustainability initiatives on campus; developed once Penn President Amy Gutmann signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment and planted the seeds for the University’s Climate Action Plan. Through established student outreach programs similar to those at peer institutions, the University’s undergraduate population has the opportunity to learn about environmental issues and encouraged actions. The Resident Advisor or Graduate Associate position in the College Houses is a critical leadership role to provide model engagement with students who are building independent lifestyle choices. As an explanatory tool of resources at the University, the creative College House RA/GA Sustainable Living Manual provides a refreshing educational component for training, unique amongst peer institutions, which can be valuable for guiding residents towards lessening their environmental footprints, and living closer to zero-impact.

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