Learn more tips »

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

Student Green Grant

The Office of Sustainability wants to fund your next big green idea.

Temple University's Student Green Grant builds upon our institutional commitment to sustainability by funding student-led projects seeking to positively impact our local environment and community.

Click here to begin the application

Application deadline is November 27, 2019.

Project Requirements
The proposed project must address at least one component of sustainability (environmental, economic, social) as outlined in Temple University’s definition of sustainability. Priority will be given to projects that address all three aspects of sustainability. Projects must also include an educational, community engagement, and/or outreach component. 

  • Applicants are required to be a recognized student organization. Student organizations actively pursuing recognition will also be considered. 
  • Project Leaders from the student organizations must also be enrolled in Temple University both at the time of application submission and the following semester.
  • Project Leaders must have at least one semester of involvement with their student organization at the time of application submission.
  • Projects that involve participation or partnership from non-Temple Students (e.g. community members, local non-profits, etc.) are permitted, but projects are required to be student-led.
  • Applicants must also identify a faculty mentor prior to application submission. The student organizations faculty adviser can fill this role if they are able to fulfill the requirements. 
The Award
Selected applicants can receive up to $1,500. One award will be given every year during the fall semester. A portion of the award will be given at the start of the project to cover start-up costs, and the rest will be given throughout the award period upon the submission of a progress reports and project completion. Funds may be used for: supplies and materials required to implement project; research or measurement tools required for project measurement; marketing materials; reimbursement for guest speakers and/or consultants; local travel expenses associated with project implementation via SEPTA. Funds may not be used for student wages, food and beverages, and non-SEPTA travel expenses.

Expectations of Award Recipient

  1. Progress Reports: Award recipients are expected to prepare bi-monthly (every other month) progress reports reviewing the project’s milestones as outlined in the submitted timeline. These progress reports will be reviewed at meetings with the Office of Sustainability throughout the award period.
  2. Report: Award recipients will submit a report upon the completion of their project. Reports are expected to be well-written and organized. This report should summarize the purpose of the project, the implementation of the project, and review the final product, results, and/or impacts. Photos and other supporting documents should be included in this report. The final report will be shared on The Office of Sustainability’s website.
  3. Participation in Office of Sustainability Events: Award recipients are expected to participate in at least one education presentation or demonstration of their project during an Office of Sustainability sponsored event.
Submission Guidelines
Applications including the required supplemental documents (Project Proposal, Implementation Timeline, Itemized Budget, Mentor Support Letter, and optional Student Organization President Support Letter and Community Partner Support Letter). All applications must be submitted via Owl Connect. Only submissions that comply with the submission guidelines will be considered. Refer to the Green Grant Toolkit for further assistance. 

Application Deadline is November 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Submissions will be reviewed by staff members of the Office of Sustainability. Applicants will be subjected to a two-step screening process. The first round of screening will narrow down submissions based on how well they meet the project criteria. Applicants who pass the preliminary screening process, will be asked to meet with the Office of Sustainability staff for an interview. Additional documentation may be requested following the interview. Applicants will be informed of their application status in early January. 

Questions? Email greengrant@temple.edu

Upcoming Events