The protection of our environment is of utmost importance to Temple University Ambler. That is why we place such an emphasis on lessening the University's impact on the communities in which we live and work.

Ambler Arboretum

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University has a diverse range of learning gardens, from formal perennial gardens to a green roof garden, which provide a rich diversity of garden experiences. Learn about the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University.

Department of Architecture and Environmental Design

The Department of Architecture and Environmental Design is an academic and research unit within the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and is located at the Ambler and Main campuses with courses also available at the Center City and Harrisburg campuses. Learn about the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design.

Ambler Campus Sustainability Council

The Ambler Campus Sustainability Council (ACSC) supports the development of sustainability initiatives on the Ambler Campus with respect to the built environment, environmental management, programs, services, and university policies.

The Vision of the Council is an environmentally regenerative and resilient Ambler Campus. 

The Mission of the Council is to discover innovations to make the campus more sustainable and educate and persuade the Ambler community to act. 

The works in close partnership with the Temple University Office of Sustainability and meets on the second Friday of each month and includes students, faculty, staff and community members. 

To become a part of the council, ask questions or suggest agenda items please email the council at 

Ambler Campus Eco-Aware Event Planning Guide

Developed by the Ambler Campus Sustainability Council, the Eco-Aware Event Planning Guide was created to reduce or eliminate waste, the use of resources, and carbon emissions related to organized events on the Ambler Campus of Temple University. The information supplements the Sustainable Event Planning Guide produced by the Temple University Office of Sustainability. Learn more about the Eco-Aware Planning Guide.

Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability, environmental education, and sustainable initiatives filter throughout the curriculum offered at Temple University Ambler. Learn more about courses in sustainability.

Temple University Office of Sustainability 

Temple's Office of Sustainability is responsible for assessing the University's sustainability efforts, studying best practices and recommending tangible short- and long-term actions the University can take to promote environmental responsibility and pursue sustainable practices. Learn more about sustainability efforts at Temple.

Center for Sustainable Communities

The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) develops and promotes new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development. The Center acts as a resource for government agencies, community organizations, and developers, providing objective information and services to improve decision-making relative to land use and water resources planning and development. Learn more about the Center for Sustainable Communities.