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Lehigh is a dynamic and vibrant place both inside and outside the classroom environment.  We welcome faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community to participate in our sustainability events and programs - attend a groundbreaking documentary, stop by the annual Earth Day Fair, volunteer for a community cleanup, listen to renowned speakers, learn about the accomplishments of our alumni, and cheer for the Mountain Hawks at the Game Day Challenge recycling competition football game.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 00:00
Help achieve our overarching goal of reducing food waste by joining Lehigh Dining for a Back to the Roots Dinner, where we use every part of each ingredient from root to stem. This event is a part of Recyclemania 2019, a national competition aimed to inspire, empower, and mobilize colleges and universities to benchmark and improve efforts to reduce or eliminate waste. Our theme for this year’s competition is Zero Contamination Recycling; the global state of recycling as well as tightening restrictions on recyclable materials require us as a community to drastically reduce our contamination of recyclables. For more information about Recyclemania, upcoming events, and how YOU can help us achieve our goal of zero contamination recycling, visit: https://sustainability.lehigh.edu/recyclemania
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 19:00
Lehigh will be participating in Game Day Basketball, a friendly competition between colleges and universities across the country to see which school can attain the highest waste diversion rates and recycling volume at a specified basketball game. Do your part to help Lehigh win by recycling as much as you can and by limiting your overall waste as you cheer on the Mountain Hawks against Army! This event is a part of Recyclemania 2019, a national competition aimed to inspire, empower, and mobilize colleges and universities to benchmark and improve efforts to reduce or eliminate waste. Our theme for this year’s competition is Zero Contamination Recycling; the global state of recycling as well as tightening restrictions on recyclable materials require us as a community to drastically reduce our contamination of recyclables. For more information about Recyclemania, upcoming events, and how YOU can help us achieve our goal of zero contamination recycling, visit: https://sustainability.lehigh.edu/recyclemania
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 17:00 to 19:00
Do you have a piece of clothing you bought because it was almost perfect? Now is your chance to make it your new favorite! Join the The Mending Project and Eco-Reps by bringing an article of clothing you want to change, a plan for what you want it to be, and we'll help you make it happen! This event is a part of Recyclemania 2019, a national competition aimed to inspire, empower, and mobilize colleges and universities to benchmark and improve efforts to reduce or eliminate waste. Our theme for this year’s competition is Zero Contamination Recycling; the global state of recycling as well as tightening restrictions on recyclable materials require us as a community to drastically reduce our contamination of recyclables. For more information about Recyclemania, upcoming events, and how YOU can help us achieve our goal of zero contamination recycling, visit: https://sustainability.lehigh.edu/recyclemania