Green Team

The Larson Institute’s Green Team, the Gregarious Green Lions, is the Institute’s focal point for identifying and implementing sustainability practices that save money for the Larson Institute and reduce its resources user footprint. In 2013, the Institute became the fourth unit campus-wide to achieve Level Four of the Penn State Green Paws program. The team is now exploring ways to expand its range of environmentally sustainable practices, including mentoring assistance for other units. Click here to watch the team's recent video.

The team has moved quickly to implement and extend sustainability practices. These include:

  • Reduced energy usage to a minimum (lights, computers, printers, appliances)
  • Recycling of materials in addition to the University-wide collection (#1 through #7 plastics and lids, candy bar wrappers, chip bags, coffee bags, CDs)
  • Composting

For more information on how you can get involved, contact team leader Steven Williams at and 814-863-5621.

green team group photo



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891