Susan Sacks has spent most of her adult life as part of the Temple University Ambler community. After being an essential part of Temple Ambler’s recent history, it is only natural that Sacks will be a key part of guiding the campus toward its future as Temple Ambler’s new Manager of Research and Grants.
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Engineering, in partnership with the Temple University Ambler Aquaponics Lab, the school district’s Career Technical Education (CTE) program, and six area schools, is sponsoring 30 students from W.B. Saul, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington Carver high schools, in an 18-month project to build and place aquaponics systems in the heart of North Philadelphia.
Through September and October, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a series of Climate Action Plan Town Halls designed to provide students the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and visions for a greener Temple University. A Climate Action Town Hall will be held at Temple University Ambler on Thursday, September 21 at 12 p.m. in Bright Hall Room 106.
On Friday, October 4, Temple University Ambler EarthFest and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will present a Green Careers Fair from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Learning Center Room 202 and 203. Students interested in attending the Career Fair are asked to register for the event online. The campus will additionally host a Fall Arboretum BioBlitz from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Register for the event online.
The Center for Sustainable Communities has undertaken a multi-year project to evaluate stormwater control structures along the heavily traveled I-95 Corridor. Supported by a $1.8 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the two-year study will examine stormwater management best practices with the intent of helping to improve water quality in the municipalities along the corridor.
In the 16 years since its inception, the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University Ambler has become a leader in researching and planning how to make communities safer, greener and healthier, partnering with state, federal and local organizations to implement plans to leave the region a better place than the Center found it.
A collaboration between the Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, the volunteer Park(ing) Day team, residents and civic organizations transformed the corner of Hamilton and West State streets in Doylestown Borough) into a greener, people-friendly pocket park in heart of town.