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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

How Far Can You Go In 15 Minutes?

You don’t need to go far to see the sights of the city! Check out these hot spots you can get to in under 15 minutes via bike!



Chinese Friendship Gate (13 min)

The colorful, 40-foot Chinese Friendship Gate marks the entrance to the Chinatown neighborhood. Chinatown features eclectic shops, festivals and events and wide selection of authentic Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Burmese cuisine. The brightly painted arch follows the traditional Qing Dynasty style, and was created in part with engineers and artisans from China using tiles from Philadelphia’s sister city, Tianjin.

Follow this route down 12th Street - there’s a bike lane!



Eastern State Penitentiary (12 min)

Eastern State Penitentiary’s soaring, castle-like Gothic architecture and reputation for solitary confinement are iconic. Tours of the prison include a look at life inside the prison’s historic cell blocks, Al Capone’s restored 19th-century cell, stories of escapes, and incredible art installations. Don’t forget to check out the Halloween favorite “Terror Behind the Walls” tours too! Fun fact: The 11-acre prison had central heat, running water and flush toilets before the White House!

This route takes you down 15th Street, with sharrows on the road, and then onto Fairmount Ave., which has a bike lane!



Greensgrow Urban Farm (14 min)

Greensgrow is an urban farm, nursery, and farm stand. Whether you’re looking for some new plants to liven up your apartment, searching for your next dinner ingredient, or simply looking for a green oasis in the big city, Greensgrow is worth the trip. The farm has proven that abandoned urban land can not only be reclaimed, but can also be returned to the neighborhood as a valuable asset. Find your fruits and veggies, naturally raised eggs and poultry, locally baked breads and baked goods, artisanal cheeses and other items produced locally by local farms, from which Greensgrow regularly buys.

This route takes you straight down Berks street - with a bike lane most of the way!