Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Delicia Nahman
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Regional Sustainability Conference

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

On February 8, 2014 the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC), a consortium of six private colleges and universities including Lehigh University, organized a regional Campus Sustainability Conference hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The conference included sustainability-themed presentations, interactive workshops, poster sessions and an exhibitor forum. The mission of the conference was to share the innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability across the Lehigh Valley’s higher education institutions. This conference was the most inclusive and well attended sustainability conference in Lehigh Valley in 7 years. Its success prompted the scheduling of 2nd LVAIC Sustainability Conference in 2016. Lehigh University will continue to be a member of the steering committee.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum No
Research No
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement Yes
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services Yes
Energy Yes
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation No
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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