In Fall 2011, Temple launched its first Sustainability Living and Learning Community (LLC) in the 1940 Residence Hall. As part of this community, students have the opportunity to tap into the university’s wealth of resources on sustainability in order to broaden their understanding of contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change. They are able to model sustainable lifestyles and socialize with other like-minded individuals, who want to become leaders in the sustainability movement at Temple and in society.
The Sustainability LLC is geared towards academic or co-curricular activities and expanded student success initiatives, such as in-hall advising, specialty housing options, and special access to resources, programming, and administrative support. Students living in the LLC enroll in a University Seminar that prepares them for entering Temple and also educates them about sustainability issues on campus.
Students are also able to participate in co-curricular events. For example, in Fall 2011, students from the Sustainability LLC joined the students from the Healthy Living LLC to host a healthy and sustainable tailgate event prior to the Temple versus Villanova football game. Members of the LLC also participated in a community service project with Neighborhood Bike Works and have taken a field trip to the new Waste Management recycling facility in Northeast Philadelphia. Each month students are offered programming in the Residence Hall related to sustainability. The programs offered included an urban riding basics course, an introduction to green organizations on campus and a recycling obstacle course.
Incoming students who are interested in residing in the Sustainability Living and Learning Community can find more information at the Office of Residential Life.