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Sustainable Living Program

The Sustainable Living Program is a voluntary, self-guided program coordinated by the Eco-Rep Leadership Program.  It is designed for students in residence halls and Greek houses to take the lead in making their living spaces more sustainable.  The certification process includes specific questions that address day-to-day living habits in various categories including energy, water, purchasing, recycling, food/dining, involvement, and innovations.  By taking action in a variety of topic areas, students can reduce their environmental impact, be responsible stewards of the university’s resources, and contribute to Lehigh’s sustainability goals and commitments.


Fill out the Checklist of Actions and submit it.  You must commit to at least the first 10 actions in order to receive any level of certification.


 NOTE: If more than one person lives in the room, only one must apply, but the actions on the application must be followed by all roommates occupying the room.  If you are living in a suite, each bedroom can apply individually (i.e. your bedroom can be certified even if other bedrooms in the suite are not).

An Eco-Rep who lives in your building will schedule a time to go over your completed Checklist of Actions with you.  The Eco-Rep will award you the appropriate medallion and prize based on the level of certification you achieve.


You can re-certify for a higher level of certification within the same academic year, if desired.  You must apply for certification each new academic year since your living situation will change.


Thank you for taking initiative to make Lehigh more sustainable! 


Depending on the number of action items you are able to complete, your room will receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum Sustainable Living Certification!

     Bronze: 10-19 actions         Silver: 20-29 actions           Gold: 30-39 actions          Platinum: 40+ actions



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