Lesley is committed to preserving resources for the next generation.
As Lesley University focuses on the education of future artists, educators, leaders, healers, and community members, we believe that sustainability is an essential part of the university’s commitment to the future.
The Office of Sustainability is committed to mitigating the effects of climate change by addressing waste diversion, energy, outreach and events, and sustainable transit. In 2005, the Sustainability Task Force (STF) was established to address the growing concerns of climate change. As a result of the STF, Lesley was an early signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2007. The ACUPCC is considered the guiding force for our sustainability initiatives. Since 2006, we’ve reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 35 percent.
The Spring Sustainability Newsletter is now available!
Energy and Emissions
Outreach and Events
Remember your reusable bag every time you shop! On March 31, 2016 the City of Cambridge banned single-use plastic bags and imposed a mandatory $0.10 charge per paper bag. Read More
Lesley accepted a certificate of achievement from the EPA this December for our demonstrated commitment to improving sustainable food management practices. Read More