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Iacocca Institute Receives a Bronze Certification in the Sustainable Office Program!

The Office of Sustainability recently awarded Iacocca Institute a bronze certification in the Sustainable Office Program!  This is the first office on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus to be certified in the program.  Alyssa Clapp, the Sustainable Office Representative for Iacocca Institute, wanted to help integrate sustainability efforts into her office.  “I knew this would be a program that would really be implemented and embraced by the office,” she said.  “We are always looking to Lehigh University to provide opportunities like this to get involved.”

A bronze certification indicates that the office has completed over 30 of the sustainable office actions. These actions are categorized by ‘Participation & Engagement,’ ‘Climate & Energy,’ ‘Food & Dining,’ ‘Purchasing,’ ‘Community Building & Social Equity,’ ‘Transportation,’ ‘Waste,’ Water,’ and ‘Events & Meetings.’ By taking action in a variety of topic areas, offices like Iacocca Institute can reduce their environmental footprint, be responsible stewards of university’s resources, and contribute to Lehigh’s sustainability goals and commitments.

The Sustainable Office Program was launched in the Spring of 2015.  It  now has certified five offices and there are multiple offices in the certification process.  We encourage other offices on Mountaintop Campus, and across the university, to join their colleagues at Iacocca Institute in becoming a part of the Sustainable Office Program.  Let us know your office is interested in the program by filling out the registration form.  A Sustainable Office team member will further discuss the program with your office before beginning.