Image of staff from the Office of Sustainability.
Temple earns STARS gold for sustainability accomplishments
Temple’s holistic approach to campus sustainability has made it a leader in that space.
February 21, 2024
Attendees roasting marshmallows.
Temple Ambler hosts the Great American Campout
Nearly 100 attendees take part in Temple Ambler’s Great American Campout
November 8, 2023
Image of Temple students outside on Mazur Terrace
Eco-friendly faces: Meet Temple’s EcoReps advocating for a sustainable campus
The EcoRep peer education program trains and develops students as promoters and leaders of sustainability and climate action.
December 5, 2022
Students studying in Charles Library, with the green roof visible through a window nearby.
On Charles Library’s green roof, sustainability starts from the top down
A closer look at the green roof as it celebrates its first spring.
student perusing at Temple pop up thrift
Temple revises its Climate Action Plan, aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2050
Temple University outlined its move toward carbon neutrality, along with other sustainability measures, in its 2019 Climate Action Plan.
Engineers Without Borders student leaders discussing a project
Engineers, public health join to improve health outcomes in Peru
Engineers and Public Health Without Borders are aiming to increase their impact through projects in the South American country.
James Maguire and Meara Kuhfahl at a park cleanup
Unusual assignment gives students firsthand experience in the urban ecosystem
Students participated in a park cleanup in Northeast Philadelphia as part of a general education course.
Indego bike share on 13th Street and Montgomery Avenue
Temple and others make strides to promote bicycle safety
A Temple University alumna’s bike accident on campus inspired her brother to launch a startup and prompted more discussions of bike safety on campus.
Temple to host fruit tree adoption for North Philadelphia neighbors
Neighbors, community organizations, local businesses and schools can adopt fruit trees during the event April 13.
a student carrying a recycling bin
Temple programs co-winners of environmental stewardship award
The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania has awarded Temple the 2018 Daniel G. Weisenbach Environmental Stewardship Award.
A student at a thrift clothing sale on campus
Temple sets 350K-pound goal for 2018 RecycleMania contest
Here’s how you can get involved and help the university reach its goal.
LED lighting in the Student Center food court
All of the lights
Construction and renovation projects at Temple University now include LED lights because they are energy-efficient and durable.
A wind turbine on Temple’s Main Campus.
EPA ranks Temple among top colleges for green power use
The university’s use of more than 55 million kilowatt-hours of green power each year and participation in the Green Power Partnership put Temple on the list.