Are you a sustainability-minded student? Apply to receive a Sustainable Living Certificate to recognize your efforts and reflect your environmental impact.

The Sustainable Living Certificate is a voluntary, self-guided initiative inspiring students to make their living spaces and daily routines more sustainable. Students in residence halls, Greek Life houses, and off-campus houses can take action to reduce their environmental impact, contribute to Lafayette’s sustainability goals, and build a greener community. With over 2,800 students living on College Hill, Lafayette recognizes the critical role that students play in making campus sustainable.

Apply for the Sustainable Living Certificate

The sticker for the Bronze level.The sticker for the silver level.The sticker for the Gold level.The sticker for the platinum level.

After reviewing the below FAQs, please contact us at ecoreps@lafayette.edu if you have any questions, comments, or feedback about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin the certification process?

Apply for the Sustainable Living Certificate here to begin your certification.

What is included on the checklist?

The survey assesses sustainability behaviors and encourages improvement in five main categories:

  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Environmental Awareness and Inclusion 
  • Consumption
  • Campus Engagement

What happens when I finish filling out the survey?

  1. Your Eco Rep will reach out to deliver your level of certification.
  2. You will receive a certificate, sticker, and a prize based on your level of achievement!
  3. Hang your certificate or sticker on your door to be recognized for your efforts. And make sure to refer your friends to the survey so they can become certified as well.
  4. As your living behaviors change throughout your time here at Lafayette, get re-certified to update your new level of achievement!

What are the certification levels?

Each action checked off on our survey correlates to a certain point value. The total number of points you earn determines your certification level. The minimum points for each level are as follows:

The sticker for the Bronze level.Bronze – 32 points 

The sticker for the silver level.Silver – 60 points

The sticker for the Gold level.Gold – 82 points

The sticker for the platinum level.Platinum – 95 points

What are the possible prizes?

Prizes are awarded based on your level of certification. When you are certified, you will be able to choose the prize you would like to be awarded.

The sticker for the Bronze level.Bronze – Sustainable writing utensil 

The sticker for the silver level.Silver – Reusable water bottle or straw

The sticker for the Gold level.Gold – Reusable sandwich bag or tote bag

The sticker for the platinum level.Platinum – Reusable Cutlery, Thrift Store or LaFarm Stand Gift Card

Why become certified?

Becoming certified will help individuals identify opportunities to live more sustainably while fostering positive change in our community.