Lafayette College is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2035, integrating sustainability into the curriculum, and cultivating creative solutions to ensure a more just and verdant future. Our unique blend of liberal arts education and engineering makes us enormously well-situated to lead in this arena. Aligning our values with the student experience is crucial in demonstrating our principles in action. Exploring sustainable living on campus prepares students for a life of environmental citizenship. Students, faculty, and staff interact with components like LEED-certified buildings and the college farm that make the Lafayette campus a living laboratory.
Our sustainability efforts are focused on 5 main thematic topics: regenerative ecosystems, zero waste and the circular economy, food loop, carbon neutrality, and social justice. Sustainability at Lafayette is a multifaceted issue that requires overlap and collaboration between many different areas of campus. Together we can reduce our carbon footprint and achieve a more sustainable Lafayette.
LaFarm, the heart and home of the College’s sustainable food loop, helped the College rank as a top-performing sustainable campus.
Alex Ashley ’22 wants to apply the critical thinking and technical skills he’s developed at Lafayette to study renewable energy: “I want to help bring…
Teevrat Garg ’10 works to help reduce the damages of climate change among the poorest and most vulnerable segments of society.