Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.76
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Nov. 16, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lehigh University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Delicia Nahman
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Sustainability at Lehigh website features sustainability initiatives and efforts across the university. The website highlights the Campus Sustainability Plan, information about sustainability groups on campus, news articles covering sustainability topics, and progress and achievements in the sustainability field.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

n/a


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

The Office of Sustainability and the Lehigh Eco-Reps program utilize Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Facebook is the primary social media platform.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

n/a


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Student research on sustainability is published and disseminated on the STEPS/EI Summer Research/Fellowship Symposium Website.

Additionally, there are a few conferences each year where Lehigh students have the opportunity to publicize and disseminate their research on sustainability. For example, this year, Lehigh University hosted the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Conference. At this conference, Lehigh students shared their research through posters and presentations.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
No

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

n/a


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Point of Sale Identification
Nutritional Analysis
Local, Organic, Fair Trade Identification


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
No

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

n/a


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
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Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Lehigh's Sustainability Tour is an interactive Web GIS tour that illustrates Lehigh University's efforts towards sustainability.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

Lehigh University has a guide to alternative transportation methods from its annual Car Free Day. This guide includes information on biking, carpooling, public transportation, and walking/running. Additionally, Lehigh Transportation Services has a bus routes website. Lehigh also participates in Enterprise Car Share, which includes a website with the locations, rates & fees, how it works, and opportunities.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

n/a


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Live Lehigh Manual. The Lehigh Living publication is distributed electronically to all students residing on campus. It contains a great deal of useful information regarding living on campus. It also contains a section (p. 11) addresses our sustainability programs and provides tips on how to live a greener life while a resident at Lehigh.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

The Office of Sustainability posts sustainable living tips on its website. These include:

Energy Conservation: Tips on office & lab behavior, heating & cooling, computers, and personal habits.

Sustainable Laundry: Tips on how to help you save energy while doing laundry.

Transportation: Tips on how to save money on gas and how to adjust the way you commute and drive.

Water Conservation: Tips on how to reduce the amount of water you use.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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