Lehigh’s Office of Sustainability has released its first annual progress report on the university’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2030, a 10-year plan that establishes a long-term vision for sustainability at Lehigh.
The report shows progress towards each of the 113 goals in the plan.
“Our goal is to transparently show key progress to date in a way that is easily consumable by our campus community,” said Lehigh Sustainability Officer Katharine Targett Gross. “This first annual progress report shows the significant amount of progress that has been made by departments across the university over the last year.”
Lehigh has built tremendous momentum and has had numerous successes, such as achieving a gold rating in STARS and being one of five postsecondary institutions across the U.S. to be named a 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee. Additional goals achieved in the last year include:
- Development and launch of the Campus Sustainable Impact Fellowship
- Development and implementation of the Sustainable and Healthful Food Purchasing Policy
- Joined the Fair Labor Association as an institutional member
- Development of a Climate Action Strategy with anticipated release in early 2022