Where Passion Meets Grit


  • Connections
    A New Mobility Ecosystem
    Creating a more connected, pedestrian-friendly, and sustainable campus environment.
  • 2018 Progress Report Released
    A snapshot of the progress that has been made toward Lehigh's sustainability goals, as outlined in the Campus Sustainability Plan 2020.
  • Being Bright About Produce
    Lehigh alumni, Paul Lightfoot '92, is altering the produce supply of local food chains.
  • Experiential Learning Opportunities
    Lehigh's immersive, experiential learning opportunities give students a hands on learning experience outside of the traditional classroom.
  • 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.
  • GDC Olivia
    Students Take the Lead on Sustainable Initiatives
    Senior Olivia Barz is recognized for her sustainability work.

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.