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Sustainability Newsletter Spring 2019

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Alumni Spotlight: The Future is Local and is Already Here

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Is it possible to revolutionize the produce supply chain in the U.S.? We interviewed Paul Lightfoot, ‘92, a healthy and sustainable food zealot and the CEO of BrightFarms, a company that is transforming the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand of local produce. The produce is grown in the same communities where it’s consumed -- resulting in food that’s fresher, tastier, and better for the environment. Read More

Call for Nominations and Save the Date: Inaugural Sustainability Leadership Summit

Call For Nominations
The inaugural Lehigh Sustainability Leadership Summit will take place on April 26 from 5-7pm in Williams Hall, Global Commons. This event will recognize the contributions of Lehigh community members in advancing sustainability on campus.  RSVP to the event here. The awards nomination period is currently open!   The awards include: Undergraduate Student Award, Graduate Student Award, Faculty Award, Staff Award, Sustainable Office Program Award, and a Friend of Campus Sustainability Award. You can nominate someone here.

Campus Sustainability Plan 2020: Progress Report Released

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Since Lehigh’s Campus Sustainability Plan 2020 was formally adopted in May 2016, Lehigh has made great progress toward many of its goals.  To formally illustrate this progress, Lehigh recently released a Progress Report 2018.  Read More

Recyclemania 2019 in Full Swing!

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The 2019 national Recyclemania competition is in full swing! Recyclemania is a friendly, nation-wide competition among colleges and universities to promote waste reduction and recycling practices on campuses. The competition started on February 3 and runs through March 30 and it is Lehigh’s seventh year participating. Read More

Asa's Attic Gets a Reboot

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Is your office or department bursting at the seams?  Or are you in need of specific items for your office or department, but don’t have a budget for them?  Check out Asa’s Attic, a program that repurposes furniture, electronics, and other items on campus rather than throwing them away.  Read More

Eco-Rep Leadership Program: Call for Undergraduate Student Applicants

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Do you want to be a leader and foster sustainable behavior change among your peers in your residential hall or Greek house?  Do you want to be part of a nationally-recognized leadership program where you learn new skills? Apply to be an Eco-Rep for the 2019-2020 academic year!  Read More

Call for Participants: Earth Week 2019

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Join Lehigh University in celebrating Earth Week 2019 from April 15 - 22. Here's how YOUR office can get involved: Host an event with a sustainability theme during Earth Week (April 15 - 22). Submit your idea to host an event (a documentary, speaker, reuse craft, outdoor adventure, etc.) by March 6 to have it included in Lehigh’s Earth Week calendar of events!  Read More

Sustainability Leadership Extends to High School Students This Summer

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Do you know a high school student who may be interested in a week long summer sustainability experience hosted by the Office of Sustainability? The Sustainability Leadership & Innovation Institute enables...Read More