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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


Water bottle refilling station Water Bottle Filling Station

Since 2011, over 100 water bottle filling stations have been installed throughout Temple campuses, providing cool, filtered water to the Temple community. Most water bottle filling stations have a counter located on them to track how many bottles were diverted from the waste stream through the use of the station. Click to read results of student research "How Temple University Saves More than Just Water Bottles"

Water down the drain Water Conservation

To address the issue of water conservation, Temple is installing low flow toilets and showerheads, incorporating green roofs in several buildings, implementing best stormwater management practices when building new buildings, and planting drought resistant species in the landscape. Click to learn more.

Researchers in creek Water Research and Education

One of the research strengths of faculty at Temple University is water. A Water Resources Research Exchange was held on September 23, 2011 with the objective of fostering interdisciplinary engagement and to attract external funding of water resources research at Temple University through sharing information about ongoing activities and discussing future directions and opportunities. Click here to learn more about this exchange.

The School of Communication and Theater presented the show “Urinetown” in October 2011 which is a musical that explores themes of water storage and over-consumption in society. This play does not claim to have any  answers to the water crisis, but seeks rather to encourage personal responsibility for water usage.