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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

Student Design Charrette

In an effort to foster interdisciplinary collaboration at Temple, the university hosted a student design charrette on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Thirty-five students from 18 different disciplines came out to participate in this one-day event.

The objective of the competition was to design a sustainable tiny house that will be sited at Temple Community Garden (TCG) located at Broad and Diamond. Each interdisciplinary team consisted of five students. Mentors and TCG representatives were available during the charrette to address questions. The design concept and deliverables were judged by a multidisciplinary jury and cash prizes awarded to first and second place teams. Click to view Charrette Competition Rules and TCG Existing Photo Site Map.


TUTV coverage; Temple Update "Students Help Put Down Roots"; Temple Today "Students design tiny house for Temple garden"; Temple News "A tiny house, a big feat"; Honors Lounge "Students think tiny for design competition"

Winning Designs

First Place: Team 6

Second Place: Team 7

Team Designs

Team 1
Team 2
Team 3
Team 4
Team 5
Team 6
Team 7


The Office of Sustainability would like to thank the following individuals whose help made this charrette possible:

Sally Harrison, Associate Professor, Architecture
Timothy McDonald, Associate Professor, Architecture
Kate Benisek, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture
Kurt Bresser, Temple University Energy Manager
Phillip Adams, local artist

Alex Dews, Executive Director, DVGBC
Katherine Gajewski, Director, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability
Jacek Ghosh, Director of Sustainability Education, Temple University
Sandra Vogel, President, Temple Community Garden

Temple Community Garden
Sandra Vogel, President
Elliot Wilson, Events Coordinator

We also thank Tyler Architecture for the use of their facilities, Paul Gluck and Phil Dupont from the School of Media and Communication, and all the students who came out on a Saturday to participate!