sustainability

Graphic of ice sheets.
Do melting ice sheets spell doomsday? Glaciologist weighs in
Type: News Story
Temple professor Atsuhiro Muto explains how climate change is affecting our planet’s vital ice sheets.
January 9, 2024
A sign at the World Food Day event reads FREE FOOD
At World Food Day event, Food Insecurity Task Force addresses hunger on campus
Type: News Story
The recently formed Food Insecurity Task Force is bringing people across the university together to find solutions to hunger among college students.
November 1, 2023
 Image of two men wearing Temple branded hats in front of truck.
As off-campus students prepare to move out, Temple University launches a free off-campus trash collection program
Type: News Story
Everything you need to know about Temple University’s latest household trash pickup service for students living off-campus. 
July 11, 2023
A tree on Ambler campus
What do the recent Canadian wildfires tell us about climate change?
Type: News Story
Temple expert discusses how the recent wildfires are related to climate change.
June 27, 2023
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Eco-friendly faces: Meet Temple’s EcoReps advocating for a sustainable campus
Type: News Story
The EcoRep peer education program trains and develops students as promoters and leaders of sustainability and climate action.
December 5, 2022
Students outside working on a garden.
Engineers Without Borders offers opportunity for meaningful experiential learning
Type: News Story
Temple’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders allows students to design and implement sustainable projects for local and international communities.
November 4, 2022
Weathering the storm
Type: News Story
Temple Ambler shows resilience as it prepares to remember the one-year anniversary of when a tornado hit the campus.
August 31, 2022
A Temple flag is seen superimposed over City Hall’s William Penn statue.
A closer look at Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban
Type: News Story
The Office of Sustainability discusses the role of banning plastic bags and its possible impact on the environment.
November 9, 2021
an engineer examines water in Peru
Shifting service: Temple Engineers Without Borders connected to a local project during COVID-19
Type: News Story
The pandemic didn’t stop Temple Engineering students from renovating a community garden at a South Philadelphia High School.
April 21, 2021
Charles Library’s green roof, part of Temple’s continued sustainability efforts.
Charles Library earns LEED Gold certification
Type: News Story
The continued sustainability efforts at Temple gained recognition from an esteemed green building rating system.
April 13, 2021
The Italian flag flying in Rome.
'Sustainable Environments' course offers a sustainable solution for virtual experiential learning
Type: News Story
A new course held online from Rome offers a groundbreaking approach to remote learning, at the same time as it seeks solutions for the broader world.
March 1, 2021
Michael LoFurno working on Flower Show exhibit
Temple Ambler’s “Hip Haven” wins major awards at 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show
Type: News Story
Constructed by Temple students and faculty, the exhibit incorporates techniques accessible at home and pays homage to 1960s counterculture.
March 5, 2019
heather murphy
College of Public Health researcher works to improve sanitation worldwide
Type: News Story
Heather Murphy will work with stakeholders in Uganda and India to improve sanitation conditions as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates grant-funded project.
March 1, 2019
engineers inside the greenhouse
Engineering students improve urban farm in senior design project
Type: News Story
Students are designing and implementing sustainable improvements at an urban farm that serves the community.
December 14, 2018
a student holding up his recycling bin
Bin there, done that
Type: News Story
This year, Temple University’s Welcome Wagon events have a notable addition: a recycling bin giveaway—with custom numbering—for off-campus residential students.
August 24, 2017
 A man sitting amid cabinets, desks, chairs and other items in a warehouse.
Running a surplus
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Surplus Property program enhances sustainability efforts, avoids costly disposal fees and creates a new revenue source.
May 16, 2017
A chalkboard sign at Rad Dish Co-Op.
Local champions
Type: News Story
Rad Dish Co-op café, Temple’s student-run cooperative café, wins SustainPHL Award.
August 25, 2016
Rad Dish Co-op Café offers locally sourced food
Type: News Story
Temple's Rad Dish Co-op Café in Ritter Hall Annex, the only student-run food cooperative in Philadelphia, now in its second semester of operation, was featured in a 'Philadelphia Inquirer' story.
October 1, 2015
Center for Sustainable Communities to help green Philly neighborhoods
Type: News Story
Temple University Ambler students will soon be equipped to help Philadelphia neighborhoods become more sustainable, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
July 10, 2014
Temple named one of the Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’
Type: News Story
The Princeton Review has named Temple University one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada.
April 24, 2014
Temple Made: Rachel and Sarah Stanton
Type: News Story
You might have heard of twins Rachel and Sarah Stanton. But even if you haven't, you may soon know about their startup company, Fruitstrology. For every one of the colorful shirts they sell, they donate fruit to children in Philadelphia. It was an idea born while urban gardening with local kids—and it is the kind of student-born idea that is seeded and nourished every day at Temple.
February 17, 2014
Temple Made: Denise Racquel Snook
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet Denise Racquel Smith, a 31-year-old horticulture major with a passion for plants.
February 18, 2013
Temple U goes green with solar picnic tables
Type: In the Media
September 14, 2012
Researchers seek efficient, cost-effective renewable energy solutions
Type: News Story
From geothermal to solar to wind power, Temple researchers are engaged in a variety of projects to develop new renewable energy technologies and to make them more efficient and cost-effective.
March 29, 2012
As gas prices rise, consumers will want to make the most of their gas mileage
Type: News Story
Simple device which uses electrical field to boost gas efficiency developed by Temple University researcher
September 25, 2008