Drexel Green

A Commitment Towards a More Sustainable Community

Moss Dragon Earth Day Block Party Farmer's Market Spring Blossoms on Korman Center Walk Tulips outside of the Law Building Students in front of Handschumacher Dining Center The Biowall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Drexel Park Flowers at Drexel Earth Day Celebrations Fitness Quad at the Drexel Recreation Center, Recycling Rainwater Race Street Walkway and Northside Dining Terrace Green Roof at the Millennium Residence Hall Rush Building Alumni Garden Autumn Leaves on Arch Street

External Resources

The External Resources page contains links to Drexel’s local, regional, and national partners in sustainability.

Greenworks Philadelphia

Greenworks Philadelphia

Visit Mayor's Office of Sustainability site to learn more about Greenworks Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter’s ambitious goal set for making Philadelphia the greenest city in America.

Associations & Memberships

Drexel University is a proud partner and member of the following associations:

UC Green

UC Green
The mission of UC Green is to promote, coordinate, and support volunteer community greening in University City, West/Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods. Through partnerships and education, UC Green empowers volunteer-based, environmental stewardship. Rita LaRue Gollotti, Senior Associate Vice President of Drexel Business Services, currently serves as the chair of UC Green.

Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Schuylkill River Development Corporation
The Schuylkill River Development Corporation is a public-private partnership leading the development of Schuylkill Banks, working with federal, state, city, and private agencies to coordinate, plan, and implement economic, recreational, environmental, and cultural improvements and tourism initiatives on the lower Schuylkill River between the Fairmount Dam and the Delaware River. Jim Tucker, Senior Vice President for Student Life and Administrative Services and Chair of the University Life Sustainability Committee, serves as vice chair for the SRDC.

American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment
The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is a high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.

AASHE

AASHE
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

An association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. AASHE aims to advance the efforts of the entire campus sustainability community by uniting diverse initiatives and connecting practitioners to resources and professional development opportunities.

USGBC

US Green Building Council
A non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 15,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.

Energy Star

Energy Star
Colleges and universities spend close to $2 billion each year on energy. Adopting a strategic approach to energy management can lower your energy bills by 30 percent or more. ENERGY STAR brings proven energy management strategy to distinguish colleges and universities as environmental leaders.

SCUP

Society for College and University Planning
The Society for College and University Planning, established in 1965, is a collegial community dedicated to sharing, learning, and teaching best practices in planning for colleges and universities. SCUP takes a holistic view of planning; as its name implies, it embraces the full spectrum of planning functions at a postsecondary institution, including, but not limited to: academic, campus or master facilities, budgeting and financial resources, infrastructure, and strategic.

EPA Green Power Partnership

EPA Green Power Partnership
The EPA Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that supports the organizational procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.

Green Globes

Green Globes
The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management. It provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification. Green Globes offers an industry standard assessment of construction projects to ensure that they are following environmental best practices. The system monitors key areas of design, construction and operation, including energy, water, resources, emissions and indoor environment. Drexel University is the first university in the country to commit to using “Green Globes,” the Green Building Initiative’s independent environmental impact monitoring system, comprehensively through university policy, for all new construction and existing campus buildings.