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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 Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school is upon us once again, but before you rush out to buy new supplies, read these tips on green back-to-school shopping!


Do I need that?

It can be tempting to buy fresh stationery and other supplies at the beginning of the school year, but you might already have what you need! Gather the pencils and pens scattered around your house, rip out the used pages in your notebooks, and take inventory of your supplies before buying duplicates.


Buy used

Whether you are looking for dorm decor, school supplies, fall fashion, or anything in between, there’s plenty of ways to buy used. Check Temple Surplus or apps like letgo to find furniture; refresh your wardrobe at thrift stores and consignment shops; and hit up TOSS (Temple Office Supply Swap) for free office supplies.


Buy smart

When you do need to buy new supplies, be mindful of their impact. Look for eco-friendly supplies like biodegradable pencils and refillable pens, and make sure to buy supplies made from recycled materials. Also take durability into consideration; the price on that cheap backpack might be appealing now, but try to make high-quality purchases that will last you for years to come.


With some smart shopping, it’ll be easy to reduce your footprint (and your budget) this fall!

Source: TreeHugger