In honor of Earth Day, more than 1,600 Temple students, faculty and staff have signed the Energy Conservation Pledge, a commitment to reducing energy consumption both on and off campus. The Office of Sustainability set out to reach 1,500 signatures by today, but surpassed the goal with weeks to spare. The pledge is part of Temple’s Energy Conservation Campaign, an effort started last semester to reduce energy use per square foot of building space by 25 percent over the next two years.
April 22, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will talk with schoolchildren and others at Temple Ambler EarthFest about efforts to restore communities hit by Hurricane Sandy. The event, which will take place on Friday, April 26, will feature more than 90 exhibits and activity stations.
April 16, 2013
On Sunday, a group of Temple students picked up trash and debris along Cobbs Creek in Delaware County as the first event of Campus Sustainability Week, a series of activities designed to emphasize how local action can help improve the overall environment.
April 8, 2013
On March 12, Temple hosted the Delaware Valley Green Building Council's PA/NJ Sustainability Symposium, the university's first large zero-waste event. More than 800 attendees came together to share sustainable information and insights and left behind only materials that could be reused, recycled or returned to the land as compost.
On Sunday, Temple will host the Temple Collegiate Criterium, the third of three races being held throughout Philadelphia this weekend as part of the Philly Phlyer USAC cycling event. Cyclists from Temple and other colleges and universities will race on a .9-mile loop on the streets surrounding Main Campus, starting and ending at the Bell Tower.
To raise awareness of Temple’s Energy Conservation Campaign, graphic and interactive design students in the Tyler School of Art designed posters that encourage the Temple community to turn off the lights, unplug and power down.
Temple's annual Campus Sustainability Week, hosted by the Office of Sustainability, begins today and features information sessions and opportunities for students to get involved in green projects and volunteer work.
Temple recently announced a bold new conservation campaign to cut the amount of energy the university uses per square foot of building space by 25 percent over the next two years.
The Ambler Arboretum is a living treasure that provides experiences and resources as diverse as the people who study, conduct research, or simply stroll through them. It includes a diverse range of learning gardens, including the formal perennial garden, an herb garden, a ground-cover garden, a native plant garden, a rock wall, a woodland garden, a sustainable wetland garden, a green roof garden, a winter garden, a healing garden and a conifer garden.
Three new solar-powered picnic tables installed this week on Liacouras Walk and the 12th Street food pad provide continuous power so that users can charge laptops, cell phones and other electronic equipment while enjoying coffee or lunch. Temple is the first university in Pennsylvania to install the tables.
As part of the National Bike Challenge, members of the Temple community have spent their summer logging the number of miles they have biked. Temple is currently ranked 13th in the nation and has logged more miles than Drexel and Penn bikers combined.
During a celebration Wednesday in front of Johnson and Hardwick Halls, Temple and PhillyCarShare unveiled two new Chevy Volt hybrid electric cars and charging stations available for use by members of the Temple community. The program is part of Temple's initiative to reduce energy consumption by 25 percent in two years.
Regional transportation planners joined Temple students and staff at the ThinkBike Workshop in Temple's new Architecture Building to hear from Dutch cycling experts about how to improve the bike infrastructure in North Philadelphia and Center City.