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Sustainability Newsletter Winter 2017

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SHIP'D: A Unique Shipping Container Solution

Is it possible to weave sustainable practices into a lucrative business model?  We interviewed Stormont Mahoney, ‘15, who is the co-founder of SHIP’D along with his business partner, Evan York.  Their company, which they started in 2017, has a simple yet powerful solution to “glamping” (glamorous + camping) in Asheville, North Carolina. Read More...

Real Food Campus Commitment Lunch with President Simon

Imagine a world where all we eat is real food; what does it look like to you? On November 9, the Office of Sustainability partnered with Lehigh Dining Services to host a Real Food Campus Commitment lunch and signing ceremony with President Simon.  At this event, students, faculty, and staff got a glimpse of what this world might look like at Lehigh. Read More...

Campus Sustainability Plan 2020: Transportation, Dining Services, Buildings

Since Lehigh’s Campus Sustainability Plan 2020 was formally released to the campus community in January 2017, Lehigh has made great progress toward several of its goals.  In this article, we highlight key progress toward our goals in the areas of dining services, transportation, and buildings. Read More...

Students and Sustainability: Turn Out, There's a Lot in Common

There was no shortage of passionate, enthusiastic and determined young adults eager to accept the challenges and responsibilities that come with preserving the future of our planet at the first ever Sustainability Career Conversations. Read More...

LEAG Now Lehigh Sustainability Council (LSC)

In an effort to better connect sustainability to the campus community and improve outreach and awareness, the Lehigh Environmental Advisory Group (LEAG) has changed its name to the Lehigh Sustainability Council (LSC). Though the name has changed, the mission remains the same.

The Lehigh Sustainability Council fosters campus-wide engagement on environmental stewardship matters, advises the President and senior leadership, coordinates activities with the Office of Sustainability...Read More...


First Platinum Certified Office in Sustainable Office Program

Lehigh has its first platinum certified office! On November 15, the Office of Modern Languages & Literatures became Lehigh’s first platinum certified office through the Sustainable Office Program! The Sustainable Office Program began at Lehigh in the spring of 2015, as a way for faculty and staff to take the lead on promoting sustainable practices in the workplace. Read More...

Lehigh Earns "Community Leader" Award

The Environment and Energy Committee of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Lehigh University with its “Community Leader” award for its environmental and energy leadership.  This award was one of three environmental innovation awards given out at the 2017 Lehigh Valley Energy & Environment Outlook & Expo.  Pat Johnson, the Vice President of Finance & Administration, accepted the award on Lehigh’s behalf at the annual conference on October 20th.

Recyclemania Competition 2018

Reduce, reuse, recycle! Lehigh will be participating in the national 2018 Recyclemania competition, which runs from February 4 - March 31.  Recyclemania is a friendly tournament between colleges and universities to promote waste reduction and recycling activities in campus communities.  This is the sixth year that Lehigh will be participating and, although we’ve consistently done well in past Recyclemania tournaments (see past results here), this year we hope to make significant leaps with your help!  The more people who get involved by recycling and reducing waste, the better chance we will have at winning this national competition.  Stay tuned for more information in late January on how YOU can get involved and help Lehigh win!