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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


Farmers market Farmer's Market

During the summer of 2009, Temple University and the Food Trust of Philadelphia joined to host a farmer's market at Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Park Walk on Temple's Main Campus. This was partially spurred as a result of successful farmer's markets held by the student organization, Students for Environmental Action, during the Fall 2008 semester. The market is now held every Thursday from 2pm to 6pm from June through December. You can purchase fresh, local seasonal produce and baked goods. EBT/ ACCESS Cards and Senior/WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Vouchers are accepted. For more information please visit www.TheFoodTrust.org.

food scraps Food Waste

Pre- and post-consumer food waste from Johnson and Hardwick and Morgan dining halls is collected for composting.

Greenhouse greenery Local Food Sourcing

Food sourcing has become a hot topic of the sustainability movement as people learn more about “food miles” and the impact food traveling thousands of miles from farm to table has on the emission of greenhouse gases. Not only is locally grown food better for the environment, it also helps to support a just and equitable local economy, another one of the Three Pillars of Sustainability. Visit Temple University Dining Services to learn more about sustainable food initiatives on campus.

Rad dish food Rad Dish Co-op Cafe

The Rad Dish Co-op Café is a student-governed and sustainable food cafe located in the Ritter Complex next to the Walk Auditorium. Click to learn more.