Chloe Cerwinka wins the Penn Wellness "Your Big Idea" challenge


FRES Landscape Planner Chloe Cerwinka is one of three winners of the university-wide “Your Big Idea” challenge to enhance wellness for faculty, staff, and students at Penn.  As part of the Wellness at Penn initiative, at the pitch event on April 25th, 14 semifinalists gave three-minute pitches to a panel of judges and an audience. Chloe pitched her idea “Nature Rx,” a program that would encourage health providers on and near campus to prescribe time in nature to students seeking help. The other winners were a team from the Center for Public Health Initiatives who pitched a program of weekly themed walks around campus, and former FRES intern Lila Bhide, who pitched the idea of Penn Food Hub, an urban garden on Penn’s campus. The winning ideas will be implemented on campus beginning in fall 2019. To read more about the competition, visit Wellness at Penn.  Congratulations to Chloe! 

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019