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  • Innovating Outdoor Wear at Patagonia, for the Sake of the Environment
    Matt Dwyer '06 is the head of materials innovation for Patagonia where he works on everything from materials development to long-term innovation strategies.
  • Cleaning Up the Plastic Pollution in the Ocean - One Skateboard at a Time
    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.
  • Seeking Climate Change Solutions - in the Arctic and Beyond
    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
  • Fighting for Environmental Justice in Puerto Rico
    Ruth Santiago '80, a climate advocate and attorney with Comité Diálogo Ambiental, a community-based environmental law group, actively fights environmental injustice in Puerto Rico
  • Healing Hoboken: The Connection Between Community and Environmental Stewardship
    Jennifer Gonzalez '08 '09G, Director of environmental services and chief sustainability officer for the City of Hoboken shares her experiences with the connection between community and environmental stewardship
  • 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
  • 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.

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 eleven 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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