Temple University's commitment to sustainability has a profound impact on the health and quality of life of a large and diverse population within Temple and its surrounding community.

Temple University educates a vibrant student body and creates new knowledge through innovative teaching, research and other creative endeavors. Temple aspires to serve as a model for urban institutions and to burnish its national reputation for excellence and commitment to principled policy and climate action.

To reach its goals for sustainability, Temple University has made a commitment to examining decisions for their environmental impact. The expected outcome of these steps is the creation of a culture and expectation for environmental action at all levels.

Temple's Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability's mission is to lead the integration of sustainability into Temple University's curriculum, research, culture, building design and campus operations.

The Office of Sustainability's main objectives are:

  • To be a Climate Change Leader and execute Temple University's Climate Action Plan.
  • To develop policies that promote and support environmental best practices.
  • Create, implement and manage programs and events that advance climate action and environmental justice.
  • Establish metrics and track institutional sustainability performance.


The Office of Sustainability fosters communication, collaboration, and coordination between stakeholder in the Temple University community.  The Office of Sustainability consists of professional staff and dedicated student leaders who champion climate action inititives at Temple University and in our community.