Office of Sustainability

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Mission & Vision

We envision an inclusive Lehigh community where sustainability is an integral part of the institutional ethos.  This will inspire ecologically sound, socially just and financially prudent action that improves the well-being of people and the environment, and positions Lehigh as a forward-looking local and global collaborator and leader.

Our mission is to advance solutions to support long term sustainable change in Lehigh’s operations, academics, administration and community.  We will meet the evolving challenges of a changing world, mitigate the effects of climate change and develop and empower future leaders.

The alignment of these sustainability values with our practices embodies Lehigh’s motto,  “Homo  Minister  et  Interpres  Naturae,” which loosely translates to “Man (now interpreted as Humanity), the servant and interpreter of nature.”

Our office is located at 516 Brodhead Ave.

Office Objectives

Leadership: Provide information, resources and strategic guidance to senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students working to integrate sustainability practices and policies into their programs.

Policy Development: Develop policies that promote environmentally sensitive behavior by campus users and environmentally as well as fiscally responsible development and stewardship of campus assets.

Projects & Programs: Create, implement, and manage innovative programs and events, in partnership with other campus units whenever possible, that integrate sustainability into operations, research, curriculum, co-curriculum, and engagement with the broader community.

Monitoring:   Establish metrics and track institutional sustainability performance.

Outreach: Share the University’s sustainability story and encourage the campus community to contribute to its growth and success.

 

Staff

KATHARINE TARGETT GROSS
Sustainability Officer
AUDREY MCSAIN
Sustainability Program Manager
DEB MARTIN
Bethlehem Farmers Market Manager

Graduate Assistants

ALEKSANDER GULKEWICZ
Graduate Assistant: Metrics and Reporting
JANE LE
Graduate Assistant: Campus Engagement & Outreach

Eco-Rep Coordinators

EMMA NEARY
Eco-Rep Coorindator
JULIA PATRIDGE
Eco-Rep Coordinator
LEXY TRACY
Eco-Rep Coordinator
AJAH QUAWIY
Eco-Rep Coordinator

Sustainable Office Program Assistants

BEN MURPHY-SCHMEHL
Sustainable Office Program Assistant
ZOE MADSEN
Sustainable Office Program Assistant

Sustainability Events Assistants

SAKSHI ACHARYA
Sustainability Events Assistant
AVA ROSATO
Sustainability Events Assistant

Graphic Design Assistants

SHARUN RAJARAM
Graphic Design Assistant
ERIC KERSTEN
Graphic Design Assistant
CAROLINE NAGY
Graphic Design Assistant
MAX JIKHAREV
Graphic Design Assistant

Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Assistants

ALEXIS ROMEO
Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Assistant
SEAN HONG
Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Assistant
LISA TSENG
Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Assistant
LILLIAN MAKHOUL
Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Assistant
JOSH KALADA-KANIA
Sustainability Metrics & Reporting Assistant

Photography & Videography Assistant

NORA THOMSON
Photography & Videography Assistant

Social Media, Marketing, and Communications Assistants

NOELLE ERIKSON
Social Media, Marketing, and Communications Assistant
ELENA PEREZ-SEGNINI
Social Media, Marketing, and Communications Assistant

Swap Shop Social Media, Marketing, and Communications Assistant

Emma Ferguson
Swap Shop Social Media, Marketing, and Communications Assistant

Special Sustainability Projects Assistant

William Buckley
Special Sustainability Projects Assistant
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