Sustainability Newsletter October 2020

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Lehigh Embarks on Climate Action Strategy

Join us! We want to hear from you as we launch Lehigh's Climate Action Strategy development - a key component of Lehigh’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2030. Sign up for one of the upcoming ideation sessions to LEARN, ASK, and ENGAGE in this important work. Register here.



Lehigh Pledges to Increase Electric Vehicle Purchases

In partnership with the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative, Lehigh has joined 10 other universities and colleges and 225 fleets around the country in pledging to purchase a total of almost 3,800 electric vehicles. Read more here.



Lehigh Achieves Real Food Challenge Goal

In an ongoing effort to promote sustainability, Lehigh has achieved its Real Food Challenge goal by purchasing 20.3 percent of its food from local, organic, fair trade and humane sources in the 2019-2020 academic year. The university’s efforts contribute to the overall vision of the Real Food Challenge, a national campaign to encourage campuses to increase the ratio of their food purchased from “conventional” to “real” food. Read more here.


Campus Sustainable Impact Fellowship: Applications to Open Oct. 9

Campus Sustainable Impact Fellows (CSIF) are a highly self-selected cohort of undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines across Lehigh University, focused on addressing challenges tied to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals on Lehigh University's campus. The window to apply to the 2021 CSIF is Friday, October 9 to Friday, October 30.  Learn more.



Hungry Hawks App and Web Interface to Test Its Wings

A new mobile app and web interface that aims to reduce both food waste and food insecurity on the Lehigh campus is poised to take flight in a pilot this fall. The resulting Hungry Hawks mobile app and web interface will allow faculty, staff and students to post leftover food from events and meetings and let students looking for free leftover food to view active events. Read more about the project here.