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Green Tip

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

 

SPOTLIGHT

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

Natural Spring Cleaning

Spray bottle, vinegar, essential oils

Ditch that cabinet overflowing with bottles filled with chemicals - all you need are a couple of common household products!

VINEGAR - All purpose cleaner

You can eat vinegar, meaning it can't be toxic. Little did you know it's also an incredible cleaner! Use it pure for heavy messes, to deodorize (no perfumes to simply cover up smells), and to prevent bugs!

Put it in a spray bottle with equal parts water to keep handy for everyday messes and cleanups.

BAKING SODA - Tough messes

Baking soda is your new best friend when you have a mess in need of some scrubbing, thanks to its gritty texture. You can also combine it with vinegar to create a foam cleaner that does all the hard work for you. Mix baking soda with organic castile soap for a thick paste you can use to clean bathroom surfaces and tile.

Like vinegar, baking soda is non-toxic, cheap and effective!

ESSENTIAL OILS - Disinfectant

Vinegar and baking soda alone don't act as a disinfectant. Skip the harsh fumes of bleach and opt for pure lemon, tea tree and lavendar oils. Add about 40 drops of your favorite oil to a spray bottle filled with equal parts water and vinegar for a disinfecting cleaner.

 

Source: All Parenting