Green Campus Tour

Guided maps of sustainability initiatives at Temple University

Climate Action Plan

Temple became a signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008 and again in 2016.

Annual Report

Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report

Give + Go Green

Give + Go Green Program Update

Every year, Temple and the surrounding area face an influx of waste as students move out and discard unwanted items. A majority of these items are still usable. The Give + Go Green initiative is an annual event where students can donate these items as they move out of their residence halls.

This year, the Give + Go Green initiative is expanding its impact by collecting from off campus housing complexes in addition to res halls. Donated items will be organized into the first annual Welcome Week Sale, open to students and the surrounding community. The huge yard sale will offer very affordable, gently used goods, ranging from kitchenware to dorm accessories to clothing, during move-in! Any items remaining at the end of the sale will be donated to local charities. Through this expansion of the initiative, Temple aims to close the loop on move-out waste and be responsible neighbors in the surrounding area. More info provided below.

Want to help pull off the first annual move-in yard sale?!


We are currently looking for volunteers that will be around this summer to help sort and organize the donated goods. The sale will also be largely volunteer-run. Volunteers will receive an exclusive pre-shop option for first dibs at the sale! Interested? Add your name to the list.


Don't need that floor lamp anymore? Someone else will *love* it. Collection bins will be located in residence hall lobbies in late April and early May.  Collection bins will also be available in participating off-campus complexes this summer! 

We are accepting any usable items you no longer want. Examples include:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Kitchen supplies (cooking utensils, silverware, dishes, pots & pans, etc)
  • Small appliances (blenders, coffee makers, irons, fans, vacuum cleaners, etc)
  • Non-upholstered furniture (wooden/plastic/metal chairs, desks, end tables, etc)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Other household goods (lamps, mirrors, posters, decorative items, etc)
  • Electronics
  • School supplies
  • Non-perishable food items

We accept many different types of items! Just make sure it's clean and isn't broken. We can NOT accept upholstered furniture or bedding. This includes couches, mattresses, and carpets.

Electronics and appliances should be in working condition. Clothing should be clean and free of holes, and placed in a separate bag. Put food donations in a separate bag.

If you are unsure if an item is eligible for donation, please email or

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