Sustainability is a core value infused into Lafayette's curriculum, operations, and culture

 

Sustainability is a priority at Lafayette College.

It is part of our curriculum. Lafayette’s campus operates as a living laboratory, providing students the opportunity to conduct research and explore and test new models of sustainable systems. Through class projects and collaborative work with faculty members, students make significant contributions to advancing sustainability at the College. These hands-on learning experiences prepare our students to think critically and become engaged citizens ready to confront the environmental challenges of the future.

It is part of our operations. From constructing LEED-certified buildings to investing in renewable energy, to making enhancements to our on-campus farm, Lafayette is committed to reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency on campus.

It is part of our culture. Sustainability is one of Lafayette’s three core institutional values, and our administration has committed to taking climate action. Students are active participants in sustainability programs, clubs, special events, and community outreach efforts.

Lafayette’s sustainability efforts are focused on five main thematic topics:

  • regenerative ecosystems
  • zero waste and the circular economy
  • food loop
  • carbon neutrality
  • social justice

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Office of Sustainability

Lafayette College
203 Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
746 High Street
Easton PA, 18042
Sustainability@lafayette.edu