Sustainability

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.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 16, 2019
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.
April 15, 2019
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.
peaches
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.
Harith Wickrema with STHM Dean M. Moshe Porat and other school officials.
Alumnus endows $100K scholarship for sustainable tourism
A Temple University alumnus endowed a scholarship to allow students to pursue sustainable tourism internships in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A construction worker working on the tiny house.
Tiny house at Temple's community garden
Temple University’s Office of Sustainability partnered with a number of academic disciplines to design a sustainable tiny house for the student-run Temple Community Garden.
A chalkboard sign at Rad Dish Co-Op.
Local champions
Rad Dish Co-op café, Temple’s student-run cooperative café, wins SustainPHL Award.
Rad Dish Co-op Café offers locally sourced food
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.