Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.88
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date March 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Audrey McSain
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts?:

Website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter or social media platform that focuses specifically on campus sustainability?:

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter or social media platform:

The Lehigh Sustainability E-Newsletter has an edition every other month and is issued to faculty, staff, students, and some alumni. It provides updates including: progress on our campus sustainability plan goals, program and event highlights, spotlights, green tips, and updates on how YOU can get involved in sustainability at Lehigh.

Lehigh Sustainability also utilizes Instagram (@lehighsustainability) and Facebook (/LehighSustainability).

Does the institution have signage that highlights sustainability features on campus?:

A brief description of the signage that highlights sustainability features on campus:

We currently have signage for our LEED certified buildings on campus.

Going forward, we will have specific sustainability signage that features key LEED sustainability elements as well as Fitwel signage throughout the new Health Science Technology building. In addition, we will be putting sustainability signage that features key sustainability elements in Singleton, Hitch, and Maida, a new residential hall.

Does the institution provide a sustainability walking map or tour?:

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Lehigh's Sustainability Tour is an interactive google map that illustrates Lehigh University's efforts towards sustainability including EV charging stations, bike racks, bus stops, and refillable water bottle stations.


Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:

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

Lehigh provides a Sustainable Living Program certificate. The Sustainable Living Program is a voluntary, self-guided program coordinated by the Eco-Rep Leadership Program. It is designed for students in residence halls and Greek houses to take the lead in making their living spaces and daily routines more sustainable. The certification process includes specific questions that address day-to-day living habits in various categories including energy, water, purchasing, recycling, food/dining, involvement, and innovations. By taking action in a variety of topic areas, students can reduce their environmental impact, be responsible stewards of the university’s resources, and contribute to Lehigh’s sustainability goals and commitments.

This program is shared with students on the website, through SLP-specific promotional events, and through the Eco-Reps themselves.


A brief description of other comprehensive sustainability outreach materials and publications not covered above:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Sustainability outreach was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

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