Residence Life

Sustainability in the Halls

Tips for sustainability in the Residence Halls


While living on campus, there are many ways to continue sustainable living. Here are a few tips:


Energy and Water Consumption

Food and Consumption

 Waste and Recycling

  • Recycle all recyclable products in the appropriate locations
  • Donate all used clothes / unwanted items to Goodwill or other charitable organizations
  • Use scraps of paper as much as possible, print on recycled paper and set printer to double sided settings
  • Reuse school supplies and notebooks as much as possible


Ways to Get Involved


THE GREEN HOUSE:

Live in the Green House through the LiveLehigh program. This residential community is available to upper class students and serves as a place for environmentally minded students to live together. More information can be found here: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inlife/livemission.shtml

 

THE ECO-REP PROGRAM:

Become an eco-rep for your hall. The eco-reps program is a peer-education program that promotes sustainable practices in residence halls. For more information, please visit their website: https://sites.google.com/site/lehighuniversityecoreps/

 

THE GREEN ROOM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:

Have your room green certified. Take the following online assessment to determine your level of sustainable living. If your practices meet the requirements, you will receive a Green Room Certificate to place on your door. Participants are regularly entered to win some great prizes for their efforts!  

Get certified by clicking here!