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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


With approximately one-fifth of Temple University's greenhouse gas emissions attributed to transportation (i.e. commuters and university sponsored transportation), the way we move about has a great impact on the environment. According to the 2016 Temple Transportation Survey, an estimated 33% of all students, faculty and staff commuters drive alone. The Transportation Recommendations Report, developed by Temple’s Transportation Committee in August 2009, provides recommendations to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions (commuting, air travel and campus vehicle fleets) with principle measures including reducing motorized travel, increasing efficiency of motorized travel, and reducing carbon intensity of fuels for motorized travel.

bike repair station Bike Repair Stations

Temple has bike repair stations located around campus. Each station includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs. Click for locations.

bike share bike Bike Share

Temple’s Main Campus now hosts two stations as part of Philadelphia’s city-owned bicycle-sharing program, Indego. Click to learn more.

Bike Temple Logo Bike Temple

Bike Temple is a university-wide program to promote bicycle use by Temple students, faculty, and staff. Bike Temple hosts a number of educational programs and events throughout the year. Learn more about biking at Temple by visiting bike.temple.edu.

Flight logo Campus Shuttles

On-demand evening shuttles (FLIGHT) transport the Temple community around Main Campus to their off-campus residences. There is also shuttle service between Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB), Ambler Campus, and the Ambler train station. Click here for shuttle information and schedules.

car share icon Car Share

Enterprise Car Share and ZipCar offer a number of cars available on, or within walking distance, of Main Campus. Discounts are available for the Temple University community.

Grass footsteps Carbon Offsets

Think about offsetting greenhouse gas emissions when you travel.  Organizations like Carbonfund.org allow you to make donations to fund third-party validated offset projects.

electric car charging station Electric Car Charge

Electric car charging stations are available on Main Campus in front of Johnson and Hardwick Hall at Broad Street near Diamond Street and the Montgomery Garage at 11th and Montgomery Streets, and on Health Sciences Campus at the Carlisle West Garage.

Greyhound bus Private Busing

Private busing companies can provide cheap transportation options home to cities such as New York, Boston, or Washington D.C. Some buses provide services such as wifi and electricity to make your ride that much more enjoyable. Check out their websites for more details on stop locations, routes and times: Megabus, Bolt Bus, and Greyhound.

Amtrak Train Rail

Amtrak and NJ Transit are ways to get from here to there by rail. Check out their websites for more details on stop locations, routes and times.


From bus to rail, SEPTA makes getting around without a car easy. Use Plan My Trip or Google Transit to get up-to-the-minute directions from one location to another. For New Jersey travel options, visit NJ Transit and PATCO.

Temple University SEPTA station Temple University SEPTA Pass

Temple University Pass is a semester-based transit pass sponsored by SEPTA and Temple University which offers discounted transit passes to full time Temple students (almost 10% discount). Click to learn more

WageWorks Logo WageWorks

WageWorks at Temple enables full time employees of Temple University to pay public transportation, vanpool, or parking expenses with pre-tax money. Click here for more information.