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    Facilities      

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    More bike racks around the campus so i dont have to lock it to the fence outside the library.

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    i know that the ping pong game room floor 5 south side of 1300 dorm doesnt need to be waxed almost

    everyday, only a few people are in there a week

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    Install living roofs on campus facilities. These roofs extends life of the roof 10 fold and government

    offers grants to organizations who implement these roofs. Not to mention the free publicity that is gained

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    Place bike racks in every available spot, outside of every building. Somehow make campus more bike-

    friendly, it is currently very difficult to ride around (people, cars, and trolley tracks). I live a mile away,

    but have heard reports of 3 people I know being jumped near 6th and Berks, which is my on my route to

    Temple. I drive out of fear and because it is tough for me to get to my class once I`m near campus!

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    do not take the time to clean cigarette butts, make designated smoking areas with ample places to

    dispose of cigarettes

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    Equipment      

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    locker rentals that last the whole semester for commuting students.

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    Landscaping   

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    While it is winter and the grass does not have to be cut, I noticed that at the Ambler campus during the

    fall, the grass constantly seemed to be getting mowed. I think if the grass was allowed to grow just a little

    bit longer that would help increase the time between mowings, therefore cutting down on labor costs. It

    might not save the University a large sum of money, but nowadays every cent counts.

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    Reduce lawn size by planting small wild flower meadows and xeriscaping (low water landscaping). This will

    cut the cost of mowing and watering.

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    don`t buy any plants that will die easily, so you don`t have to buy it every month or so.

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    Stop replacing flowers on main campus every few weeks, instead plant flowers that will bloom and last

    longer (maybe even the entire semister)

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    Planting more trees would prevent the school from being fined in the near future. Sending out a massive

    email to the student body about the importance of recycling could decrease the amount of recyclables

    thrown into regular dumpsters. Also, Recycling bins should be placed at Temple`s train station. Washing

    the crevices of the walls of buildings and pavements during the summer to get rid of moss could save

    Temple some money on the water bill.

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    This fall I was shocked at all the mums planted throughout the campus. The cost of materials and labor to

    plant these annual plants instead of perennials was extremely wasteful. Sustainable landscaping should

    be Temple`s goal and would save money both in the short and long term.

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    Maybe spend less money on the agriculture, and the way the school looks. For example instead of

    changing the flowers every 3 months, just have green grass there all the time, until we pass this hard

    economic period.

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    Have horticulture students and volunteers install and maintain cutting gardens and victory gardens. Use

    flowers in arrangements saving special events office florist expenses. Sell produce from gardens at an

    on-campus farmers market. Invite neighbors to buy and sell home-grown produce too.

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    Cut back on the flower plantings - streamlined plantings. Long term - think sustainability - perennials -

    bulbs-grasses - ground cover instead of grass - hardy native Pennsylvania plants. Less cost - water -

    manpower.

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    I don`t know about cutting cost or improving efficiencies in the short term, but I do feel this impacts the

    university in its efforts to be/become a destination campus. The sidewalks around some dorms and

    buildings are filled with refuse, most notably, cigarette butts. For example, when I picked up my daughter

    for Christmas from Peabody, the area out front was filthy. When I brought her back a month later, the

    area was still filthy. Every day when I walk into Anderson, you walk through cigarette related trash. Can

    we have ash trays? If people are allowed to smoke on campus, which apparently they are, then there

    should be provisions for the trash. Also, if there is not sufficient staff to keep facilities clean, perhaps

    this can be a work-study job, adding more support for students and improving the image. Sweeping does

    not take any special expertise and minimal training so it does not require the services of the more senior,

    experienced staff.

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    Mail    

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    Send mail via U.S. Mail

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    Transportation             

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    Stop the red and white SMALL buses that go right around main campus. Nobody uses them.

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    There needs to be something done about the shuttle service, specifically the one that goes to center city

    campus. It is never on time to pick students up, and therefore students are late to class constantly and

    left in the cold freezing. Busses should run every twenty minutes so students are able to get to center

    city on time.

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    Campus vehicles should be hybrids, or have the highest fuel economy available. Honda Insight (2000-

    2006), Honda Civic Vx, and Honda CRX HF. These three vehicles have the three highest EPA fuel

    economy estimates.

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    hybrid busses

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    Trash   

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    We can stop using the green bag in the trash cans on the outside trash all over campus. Most of the time

    the bag are changed and not even full. We see a whole dumpster of half full trash bags. that is a lot of

    money, plastic and waste.

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    Put more trashcans and ashtrays around (and notices of there being more) so there will be less trash to

    clean up.

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    Vehicles          

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    Less Temple Police cars - more Temple Police bicycles

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    To increase the amount of parking at the university, parking lines should be drawn on streets. This would

    alleviate the problem of individual cars taking up more than one spot. It may decrease revenue for

    parking services but it would assist students and employees in these tough economic times.

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    convert utility vehicles to all electric powered motors

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    have the chemistry/biology department figure out a way to develop/manufacture bio-diesel to run in the

    Temple University diesel powered trucks

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    turn off the engines for the shuttle buses while they`re waiting lik 15 minutes!!

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    There needs to be a sign on Broad Street to indicate that there is a high traffic of students in the area

    crossing the street that would trigger the vehicles to slow down because a student nearly got hit by a car

    today on Cecil .B. Moore.

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    Facilities should have their men turn off truck engines and not have them idling for long periods of time.

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