Our 2019 Climate Action Plan is a framework for advancing a holistic approach to sustainability and resilience. It sets forth measurable goals with defined timeframes, university-wide standards, and guiding principles for action. This plan challenges the Temple community to work together, across silos, disciplines and hierarchical levels, to take charge in creating a more sustainable future. For this year’s fall Campus Sustainability Week, we’re tackling this plan head on with our theme “Act on Climate: The Road to 2050.”
This week of programming is a deep dive into our plan, an exploration of both our path to carbon neutrality and the ways in which students, staff, and faculty can step up into climate leadership. We’ll use our five major CAP topics -- 1) Academics and Research, 2) Culture, 3) Design, 4) Energy, and 5) Operations -- as a road map to guide a campus-wide conversation about climate action here at Temple, in the city of Philadelphia, and beyond.