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 has earned a gold rating for its sustainability initiatives from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities across the world to measure their sustainability performance.
The Office of Sustainability and LaFarm are hiring for Spring 2024 and 12-month Fellowship positions.
Staffed by a team of Sustainability student-interns and aided by a new composting vessel, the program aims to reintegrate compost made from dining hall scraps into LaFarm soil—contributing to the sustainable food loop initiative.
Lafayette has earned a gold rating for its sustainability initiatives from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)…
Lehighvalleynews.com recently featured a story on Lafayette’s campus-wide composting system recently brought back to dining halls.
This fall, Lafayette reintroduced a campus-wide composting system to dining halls.