Sustainability is a core value infused into Lafayette's curriculum, operations, and culture
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:
New solar panels demonstrate Lafayette’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality and use the campus as a living laboratory.
Capital projects this summer and fall will improve academic facilities, repurpose Easton properties, and support the College’s mission and goals.
Acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane shares insights about his research, writing, and extreme explorations with Lafayette students.
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