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.
Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report
The Green Council is an eco-friendly coalition of student organizations that meets monthly to discuss sustainability initiatives on campus. At Green Council meetings, representatives from an array of student organizations come together to share ideas and plan events aimed toward making Temple's campus a better place. Any organization is welcome to attend Green Council meetings.
In the past, Green Council has hosted an Earth Day Extravaganza event to promote green initiatives on campus and to ask students what they think the next one should be. The solar powered picnic tables on campus are the end products of Green Council’s survey.
In Fall 2012, Green Council began hosting a series of Potlucks with a Purpose, "a delicious monthly discussion with a crew of experts from the Philadelphia area," with each potluck focusing on a different campus related sustainability topic. Events have featured topics such as composting on campus, Temple's Energy Conservation Campaign, migratory bird collisions, fair trade, student run cooperatives, local food and urban farming, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and food justice. Each potluck features guest speakers to jumpstart the conversation followed by an open forum discussion. These events are casual, free admittance, and open to all.