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Unplugging your devices, lowering your heat, and smartly disposing of waste are a few ways to leave for break on sustainable note!



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

Rebecca Collins

Job Title: 
Director of Sustainability

As the Director of Sustainability at Temple University, Rebecca leads the Office of Sustainability in implementing the university's Climate Action Plan. She is responsible for developing partnerships within the university to advance sustainability on campus in the areas of transportation, energy conservation, energy efficiency, recycling, waste minimization and water conservation. She also works with faculty, staff and students to foster a sustainable culture on campus via curricular and co-curricular activities. 

Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Rebecca managed SEPTA’s sustainability program for five years and helped Philadelphians recycle better at Waste Management for three years. She received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Syracuse University and also earned a Masters in Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute. 

When not working with amazing students, faculty and staff to create a more sustainable Temple, Rebecca enjoys starting (and sometimes completing) house projects involving environmentally friendly materials and found treasures. 


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