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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

Business Services

Electronic Forms symbol Administrative Electronic Forms

Increasingly administrative departments are moving to online forms and paperwork. Examples include Human Resources, which has switched to electronic forms for the completion of new hire paperwork. Tax forms and payroll information are available online to all university employees on the TU portal. Through TU Marketplace, staff and faculty at Temple can complete online purchases without having to submit hard copies of the purchase order and other supporting documents. Accounts Payable is now permitting staff members to submit their receipts and expense reports electronically.

EnergyStar Logo Appliances and Equipment

Effective September 2008, a procurement policy was adopted to purchase Energy Star certified products for all appliances and equipment where this rating exists. If new computer equipment is not in your budget, the Computer Recycling Center offers basic computer equipment in good working order at minimal cost.

Computer at desk Computer Power Management

To support Temple's commitment, the Office of Sustainability is collaborating with Computer Services to implement power management on university PC computers. Power management automatically places a monitor and CPU in a low-power or "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity. The power management program will benefit the university by reducing energy use, decreasing carbon emissions, enhancing network security, and improving productivity. Power management has been implemented in a number of computer labs around campus.

Office supplies Green Supplies

The Purchasing Department contracts with Alpha Office Supplies, an office supply company which offers a green product line. These eco-friendly products contain less toxins, are made from recycled materials, or are made from sustainable forest wood.

Paper recycling bin Paper

Effective September 2009, all copy paper purchased must contain at least 30% recycled post consumer waste.

Effective November 2009, business cards, letterhead stationary and envelopes are printed on 100% post consumer recycled content paper.