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  • 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.
  • BrightFarms
    Paul Lightfoot, ‘92, the Chief Executive Officer of BrightFarms, a company that is transforming the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand of local produce
  • Eight Things Patagonia says Fashion can do to get Greener
    Matt Dwyer '06 is the head of materials innovation for Patagonia where he works on everything from materials development to long-term innovation strategies.
  • Sustainable Business
    David Stover '07 and Kevin Ahearn '07 cofounded Bureo Inc. a company that culls discarded fishing nets from the coast of Chile and recycles them into skateboards.
  • Fill Needs, Not Landfills
    Bert Ball '76 has developed L.A. SHARES into the world's largest nonprofit multimillion-dollar waste diversion program.
  • Top 100 World's Most Influential People in Climate Policy
    Victoria Herrmann '12, President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute was recently named one of Apolitical's Top 100 World's Most Influential People in Climate Policy
  • SHIP’D: A Unique Shipping Container Solution
    Stormont Mahoney, ‘15, is a co-founder of SHIP’D a company takes 100 percent recycled shipping containers and creates modern shipping container homes at an affordable price.
  • Engineering Resiliency
    Daniel Zarrilli '97 helms the effort to ready New York City for the next big storm.

Lehigh develops generations of future leaders who strive to solve pressing global climate challenges for years to come.  Our institution has a legacy of seeking cutting-edge solutions that merge environmentally responsible behaviors with equitable community practices.  Through Lehigh's campus sustainability efforts, we are bringing theory to practice across all three of our campuses. We invite you to share in the responsibility for driving our future success.  With your support, Lehigh is able to seek and embrace new solutions that support long term sustainable change. Change begins with action.

At a Glance

Since 2010, Lehigh has achieved numerous sustainability accomplishments.  All of these accomplishments would not have been possible without YOU.

Alumni Advisory Council

To help shape Lehigh's next Sustainability Strategic Plan, the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Development & Alumni Relations, established an Alumni Advisory Council. The council is made up of nine esteemed alumni. You can view their bios here.

Lehigh Alumni Stay Engaged

Alumni are one of Lehigh's greatest assets and your contributions back to the institution do not go unnoticed.  There are many ways for alumni to contribute to a stronger sustainability community including:

Interested in learning more about how you can stay engaged?  Contact Katharine Targett Gross, Sustainability Officer at

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