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Green Tip

Buying local and composting scraps are just a few of our tips for a green Thanksgiving



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

Give + Go Green

Give + Go Green Program Update

Every year, Temple faces an influx of waste as students move out and discard unwanted items. A majority of these items are still usable. The Give + Go Green initiative is an annual event where students can donate these items as they move out of their residence halls.

Last year, because of the Give and Go Green program, Temple sold 2,200 articles of clothing at 50 cents each, raising $1100 for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti. An additional 2 box trucks of material were donated to Good Will.

This year, we are stepping up our game and expanding our sale hours and pricing structure. Funds raised will go directly into the Temple community, with the hopes of using the funds to address food insecurity on campus.

Any items remaining at the end of the sale will be donated to local charities. Through this expansion of the initiative, Temple aims to close the loop on move-out waste. More info provided below.


We are currently looking for volunteers that will be available May 16th - May 26th to help sort and organize the donated goods. Volunteers will have their choice of TWO ITEMS of materials PER SHIFT. Interested? Click here to sign up to volunteer!


Don't need that floor lamp anymore? Someone else will *love* it. Collection bins will be located in residence hall lobbies from April 24th - May 12th.

We are accepting any usable items you no longer want. Examples include:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Kitchen supplies (cooking utensils, silverware, dishes, pots & pans, etc)
  • Small appliances (blenders, coffee makers, irons, fans, vacuum cleaners, etc)
  • Non-upholstered furniture (wooden/plastic/metal chairs, desks, end tables, etc)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Other household goods (lamps, mirrors, posters, decorative items, etc)
  • Electronics
  • School supplies
  • Non-perishable food items

We accept many different types of items! Just make sure it's clean and isn't broken. We can NOT accept upholstered furniture or bedding. This includes couches, mattresses, and carpets.

Electronics and appliances should be in working condition. Clothing should be clean and free of holes, and placed in a separate bag. Put food donations in a separate bag.

If you are unsure if an item is eligible for donation, please email emily.cornuet@temple.edu or sustainability@temple.edu.


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