Temple named a “green college” by the Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has recognized Temple University as one of the 353 most environmentally responsible world-class colleges.
May 14, 2015
Bike sharing arrives in Philly and at Temple
Temple’s Main Campus now hosts two stations as part of Philadelphia’s city-owned bicycle-sharing program, Indego, which opens for business today.
April 23, 2015
Students design tiny house for Temple garden
At the Office of Sustainability’s Student Design Charrette, students from various disciplines competed to design a tiny house for Temple Community Garden.
February 26, 2015
Student-run café serves affordable local food
A completely student-run, cooperative café—the only one of its kind in the region on a university campus—Rad Dish Cooperative Café offers local, organic, budget-friendly food.
Students use Temple’s Sustainability Certificate to achieve diverse career goals
Temple's Sustainability Certificate program provides students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to sustainable systems from the viewpoint of diverse disciplines.
Bike Surplus Program offers affordable bikes to Temple students
Temple's new Bike Surplus Program offers used bikes to students at reduced prices, generating its inventory from unregistered, unclaimed bikes that either have been abandoned or locked illegally at locations on campus.
Student Center introduces new composting station
Thanks to the hard work and initiative of Temple students, the Valaida S. Walker Food Court located in the Student Center has introduced a new composting system.
Temple and Community Energy to celebrate completion of solar project
Temple students, faculty and staff are invited to join Temple and Community Energy Inc. officials to ceremoniously “flip the switch” on a new, 63-kilowatt solar-generating system installed recently on Edberg-Olson Hall.
Bike Temple races to the winner’s circle
More than 100 members of the Temple community participated in Bike Temple's 2013 National Bike Challenge, a university-wide program that promotes a cycling-friendly culture on campus. Participants competed against teams from various companies, including Comcast, and fellow institutions such as Penn and Drexel. Overall, Bike Temple riders logged more than 47,000 miles, garnering first place in Philadelphia in the “Team” and “Workplace” categories.
Solar panels to be installed on roof of Edberg-Olson Hall
Temple has entered into a solar project partnership with Community Energy Inc. (CEI), a clean energy company located in Wayne, Pa. Over the next three months, CEI will build, own and operate a 63-kilowatt photovoltaic (solar) system on the south-facing roof of Temple’s Edberg-Olson Hall, located at 10th and Diamond Sts., on Temple’s Main Campus. When completed in December, it will be the first solar project of its kind at a college or university within the city of Philadelphia, supplying solar power to the Temple community.
Office Supply Swap makes recycling easy at Temple
The Computer Recycling Center (CRC) is making it easier for members of the university to reduce, reuse and recycle excess office supplies with the pilot project Temple Office Supply Swap (TOSS). Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., students, faculty and staff can stop by room 301 of the TECH Center to pick up or drop off supplies at no charge. Available supplies include binders, hanging folders, organization items, keyboard keys and more.
Improving eating habits is aim of health-focused community garden
Educating children and their families about the importance of healthy food choices is the goal of the Medible Learning Garden, located on the side of the Medical Education and Research Building at Temple's Health Sciences Center. The plot of green space contains several flower beds where seasonal vegetables and herbs have been planted and grown by student volunteers. The garden is set to expand in size and scope, and several programs have been planned to teach the importance of healthy, quality foods and natural remedies to local residents.
Recycling program expands to accept additional plastics
Members of the university community can now recycle mixed plastics, Nos. 1-7, thanks to an expanded recycling program that began Aug. 1. Examples of newly accepted items include yogurt cups, clamshell containers, straws, iced coffee beverage cups and a wider range of plastic containers for food and medicine. The expanded program helps advance goals set forth in the university’s Climate Action Plan to increase the recycling rate to 40 percent from 32 percent by 2015.