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.

Upcoming Events

October is Campus Sustainability Month

Many clubs, departments and individuals will be hosting a sustainability-themed events in October in recognition of national celebrated Campus Sustainability Month. Register your event with the Office of Sustainability and learn more about how to get involved!

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Get Involved

Become an Eco-Rep

Are you interested in getting involved in sustainability on campus? Do you have a passion for the environment you want to share with others in your residence hall? Become an Eco-Rep!

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New Solar Array

Kirby Sports Center Solar Installation

Lafayette took a major step toward advancing the sustainability goals of the College. Construction of an on-campus solar array—the College’s first—is now complete and operational. The project demonstrates the College’s commitment to sustainable action while also providing students, faculty, and staff research and learning opportunities.

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Demonstrating Success

Campus Sustainability Report: 2019-2021

Learn how the Office of Sustainability demonstrated strength and resilience and continued to build a healthier, more sustainable campus community

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Contact Information

Office of Sustainability

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