Sustainability

Where Passion Meets Grit

Sustainability

  • Sam Bencheghib Runs Across America for Plastic
    Recent Lehigh graduate, Sam Bencheghib, is in the middle of running from New York City to Santa Monica to bring awareness to plastic bottle usage and waste within the world.
  • Connections
    A New Mobility Ecosystem
    Creating a more connected, pedestrian-friendly, and sustainable campus environment.
  • Nadine Clopton Named Youngest Director of UN NGO/DPI Executive Committee
    Nadine Clopton '19, '20G, a Youth Representative for Caring and Living as Neighbours in Australia, has become the first Youth Representative in history to run for and be elected as a Director on the UN NGO Executive Committee.
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities
    Lehigh's immersive, experiential learning opportunities give students a hands on learning experience outside of the traditional classroom.
  • Energy Conservation Month
    During the month of November, we challenge members of the Lehigh community to be conscious of their energy consumption behaviors, to commit to adopting new energy saving behaviors, and to engage with peers and coworkers on the topic of energy conservation

A Word From the President

Lehigh President John Simon

Climate change and its many consequences present a critical threat to the world today. At Lehigh University, we are committed to doing our part to address one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Sustainability efforts at Lehigh are intentional and inventive. The teaching, research and service of the members of our campus community contribute to a deeper understanding of our environment and of our responsibilities to it. The methods with which we manage our daily operations reflect the integration of just, equitable, and economically and environmentally responsible solutions into our internal practices. Campus-community partnerships foster a culture that supports sustainability efforts both here on South Mountain and beyond.

Our university plays an active and important role in the search for solutions to the problems of climate change. I’m confident that together we can build a more sustainable Lehigh—and positively influence the sustainability of our wider world.