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Science and sustainability
have a home in the Eberly College of Science

The Sustainability Council seeks to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals across the College.

17 Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Research in the spotlight

The Science Journal Sustainability Issue explores research, college initiatives, and remarkable students advance sustainability.

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Science Journal Spotlight: Sustainability in the Eberly College of Science

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Compost to computer: Bio-based materials used to salvage rare earth elements

A new system system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas has been designed by Penn State researchers.

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New screening system may point the way to clean, renewable hydrogen power
Sustainability Council group photo from October 2022.

About the Sustainability Council

The Eberly College of Science Sustainability Council is composed of representatives from each unit within the college and seeks to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into all of our college’s activities. We interact with the Sustainability Institute at Penn State, and welcome input from all members of the Eberly College of Science as we work together to enhance the livability of our shared planet and to ensure health, well being, and equal opportunity for all people.