Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Delicia Nahman
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in curriculum and/or research?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to academics and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Per Climate Action Plan 2.0:
- Hire Two Dedicated Environmental Faculty
- Leverage CAP 2.0 to Create Novel Educational
Opportunities
- Conduct Collaborative Research
- Use LaFarm and Metzgar as a Model for closed loop systems


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address student, employee, or community engagement for sustainability?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to engagement and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Per Climate Action Plan 2.0:

- Increase Involvement in Community Outreach


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address sustainability in operations?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to operations and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Per Climate Action Plan 2.0
2021-8% reduction
-increase energy efficiency and conservation
-establish a “green revolving fund” to provide funding for projects
2022-47% reduction
-large-scale off-campus solar project VPPA
2024-1% reduction
-solar array on campus
2027-6% reduction
-small scale hydroelectric project
2033-32% reduction
-install CHP and switch to biogenic fuel source
2035-6% reduction
-carbon sequestration
-carbon offsets


Does the institution have a published plan or plans that include measurable sustainability objectives that address diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainable investment/finance; or wellbeing?:
Yes

A list or sample of the measurable sustainability objectives related to administration and the plan(s) in which they are published:

Per Strategic Plan: https://president.lafayette.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/05/strategic-direction-annual-report-2019.pdf

- The Affordability and Distinction through Growth plan will enable the college to award admission to more and more students regardless of financial need. To achieve its goal, Lafayette must increase financial aid by 8.6 percent annually to reach a financial aid budget of more than $90 million in 2025.


Does the institution have a published strategic plan or equivalent guiding document that includes sustainability at a high level? :
Yes

The institution’s highest guiding document (upload):
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Website URL where the institution’s highest guiding document is publicly available:
Which of the following best describes the inclusion of sustainability in the highest guiding document?:
Minor theme

The institution's sustainability plan (upload):
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Website URL where the institution's sustainability plan is publicly available:
Does the institution have a formal statement in support of sustainability endorsed by its governing body?:
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The formal statement in support of sustainability:
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The institution’s definition of sustainability:
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Is the institution an endorser or signatory of the following? :
Yes or No
The Earth Charter ---
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) ---
ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter ---
Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability ---
SDG Accord ---
Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment (formerly known as the ACUPCC), Resilience Commitment, and/or integrated Climate Commitment Yes
The Talloires Declaration (TD) ---
UN Global Compact ---
Other multi-dimensional sustainability commitments (please specify below) Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal sustainability commitments, including the specific initiatives selected above:

President Alison Byerly signed the "We Are Still In" joint deceleration for support of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability planning efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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