Sustainability

Where Passion Meets Grit

Sustainability

  • Real food, real changes
    Real Food, Real Change
    As Lehigh expands its efforts in sustainability, it makes a pledge to buy more of its food from local farms and humane sources.
  • Aquaponics Campus As a Living Lab
    Experiential Learning Opportunities
    Lehigh's immersive, experiential learning opportunities give students a hands on learning experience outside of the traditional classroom.
  • Lehigh Electric Bus
    Enhancing Campus Operations
    Lehigh has acquired a BYD all electric bus and car for its fleet and recently installed an electric vehicle charging station in Alumni Memorial garage.
  • Research
    Cutting Edge Nexus for Research and Discovery
    Lehigh is a premier residential research university, internationally recognized for research excellence and a distinctive student experience.
  • Engagement - Clutch at Earth Day Fair
    Positive, Meaningful, Reciprocal Engagement
    Through vibrant sustainability events and programs, Lehigh aims to embrace diverse perspectives and experiences throughout campus and the community.

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.