Office of Sustainability

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The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to lead the integration of sustainability into the Lehigh University’s operations, curriculum, co-curriculum, research, and engagement with the broader community.  We aim to seamlessly integrate sustainability principles into the values and practices of the university, contributing to the social, environmental, and financial excellence of the university.


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.