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; biodiversity, zero waste and the circular economy, food loop, carbon neutrality, and education. 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.
Ian Morse ’17 is a journalist of natural resources currently in Seattle.
COVID-19 has shed a light on opportunities that can help us better prepare for environmental challenges of the future.
Thanks to student farmers and volunteers, you can still enjoy fruits and vegetables grown at Lafayette’s campus farm.