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Office of Sustainability

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The overall vision of the Office of Sustainability is to have sustainability be seamlessly integrated into the values and practices of Lehigh; contributing to social equity, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity.


The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to make Lehigh a model of sustainability by leading the integration of sustainability into Lehigh’s operations, curriculum, co-curriculum, research, and engagement with the community.  The Office of Sustainability works with campus and community partners to create a culture of sustainability on Lehigh's campus.

Operating Objectives

The Office of Sustainability has five primary operating objectives:

  • Leadership - Provide information, resources, and strategic guidance to senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Policy Development - Develop policies that promote environmentally sensitive behavior by campus users.
  • Projects & Programs - Create, implement, and manage innovative programs and events that integrate sustainability into operations, research, academics, and engagement.
  • Monitoring - Establish metrics and track sustainability performance.
  • Outreach - Share Lehigh’s sustainability story and encourage the campus community to contribute to its growth and success.