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 | Circular Economy & Zero Waste| Sustainable Food Loop | Carbon Neutrality | Environmental Justice

Donate Your Gently Used Items!

Green Move Out

This May, the Office of Sustainability will be collecting gently used items from students moving out of their residence halls that they no longer want or need. The items will be donated to local organizations or sold in a community sale.

Find out where and what you can donate

Community Event

Sunflowers for Ukraine

Lafayette College is inviting members of the Lehigh Valley community who are concerned about the conflict in Ukraine to come together to plant sunflower seeds at the College farm Sunday, May 8 from 3-4:30 p.m. In the fall, once the sunflowers have grown, they will be harvested and sold. The proceeds from the sunflower sales will be used to support humanitarian aid efforts in Ukraine.

Learn more

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.

Learn more and watch a video

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

Read the report


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Contact Information

Office of Sustainability

Lafayette College
203 Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
746 High Street
Easton PA, 18042