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Green Tip

Get involved by volunteering with our office, joining a green student org, or helping other groups in the Philadelphia area



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


Monday, January 22, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, March 31, 2018 (All day)
Temple Office of Sustainability
Temple University

RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs to see who can waste less and recycle more. Over an 8 week period during spring semester, schools report recycling and trash data and are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or has the highest recycling rate.

Goal: 350,000 lbs recyclables

Eligible Materials:

  • Paper (Boxboard / chipboard, Catalogs, Hard and softbound books, Junk mail, Magazines, Newspaper, Office Paper (all colors) , Phone books)
  • Bottles and cans (Plastics, aluminum cans (i.e. soda, tuna, soup), glass bottles and jars)
  • Cardboard (baled and unbaled cardboard boxes, boxboard / chipboard)
  • Food service organics

To learn more about recycling at Temple, click here