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Green Tip

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

Research Centers & Labs

Center for Biodiversity

The Center for Biodiversity at Temple University is involved in research, education, and conservation. Nearly two million species have been cataloged by scientists and many more remain to be discovered. At the same time, our species continues to impact the global environment, including the oceans, climate, and forests, and these changes are affecting biodiversity. Some countries are close to losing all forest habitats, and extinctions are occurring globally. Research in the Center for Biodiversity seeks to understand how species evolved (the tree of life), what currently exists (systematics and taxonomy), how species interact with each other and the environment (ecology), and how we can save species from extinction (conservation).

Center for Sustainable Communities

The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) develops and promotes new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development. They act as a resource for government agencies, community organizations, and developers, providing objective information and services to improve decision-making relative to land use and water resources planning and development.

Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center

The Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center which focuses on water quality and emerging contaminants (ECs). The WET Center mission is to develop technologies and methods to detect, understand, mitigate and/or control emerging contaminants (ECs) as well as other traditional contaminants in the environment that can adversely impact water quality and the environment.