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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

Green Energy

EPA Green Power Partner

Temple University became a Green Power Partner in 2017 by utilizing green power for 25 percent of its total electricity needs, well exceeding the three percent minimum benchmark requirement set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a result of this commitment, Temple was ranked 18th on the EPA’s Top 30 College and University list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. Click to learn more

Temple Tiny House

The Tiny House is a student designed and student constructed sustainable building located at Temple Community Garden on Main Campus. Completed in spring 2017, the 160 square foot net-zero structure features a high performance thermal envelope construction, vegetated roof, rainwater harvesting, solar photovoltaic system and a thermal energy collection system. Since its inception in June 2014, the project has offered interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and faculty. The Tiny House serves as programming space for the Temple Community Garden and a university demonstration project. Click to learn more

Solar at Edberg-Olson

Completed in December 2013, the 4,500 SF, 63-kilowatt solar array installed on the south-facing roof of Temple's Edberg-Olson Hall is the first solar project of its kind at a college or university within the city of Philadelphia. The system is owned and operated by Community Energy Inc. Click to learn more


Solar Charging Stations

Now the Temple community can use the sun to charge their personal devices at one of three Main Campus solar charging picnic tables. Each station is equipped with 4 standard outlets, 2 usb ports and a battery-storage system to allow you to plug in at any time of day. Two tables are located at the vendor pad and one at the corner of Liacouras and Polett Walks.

Hybrid Lights

In a campus application of faculty research, Professor Li Bai tested LED street lights powered by conventional electricity as well as solar and wind power. When compared to conventional lights, the hybrid lights are much brighter, have a longer life span and are more cost-efficient.