Lesley is committed to preserving the resources for the next generation.
Lesley is committed to preserving the resources for the next generation. By promoting recycling, conserving energy, and facilitating alternative transportation, we seek to inspire and engage the future stewards of our planet.
The effects of climate change are ones that are being felt on a global level. As Lesley University focuses on the education of future educators, artists, leaders, healers, and community members, we believe that sustainability education and leadership is an essential part of the university’s commitment to the future.
The Sustainability Task Force (STF) was established to address the growing concerns of climate change in 2005. Our goals focus on energy conservation, increasing recycling rates, and engagement of students/faculty/staff in sustainability. ACUPCC and President Moore’s Lesley University Strategic Plan (2013-2016) are two top-down initiatives that work together to help achieve climate neutrality for the university by 2040. Additional interim goals have been set to assist in achieving this goal.
Lesley University runs a number of sustainability events throughout the school year and additionally offers sustainability volunteering opportunities, such as collecting recyclables at Red Sox games or in collaboration with the Office of Community Service. Other events throughout the year include Campus Sustainability Day, Earth Day, and Recyclemania.
Student clubs that promote sustainability include Environmental Club and Divest Lesley.
The Environmental Club focuses on increasing student awareness of green living. Members discuss and work towards a better understanding of environmental issues and the role the environment plays in their own and in other’s lives.
Divest Lesley’s mission is to have Lesley University further invest against climate change through changing the University’s investment choices. More information on Divest Lesley can be found by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn ways you can make commencement green.
Take the social and environmental pledge, wear a green ribbon on your
graduation gown made from recycled materials, and use alternative
transportation to the event.
Green Office Certification
Sustainability Academic Courses
Composting, Recycling, and E-Waste
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use
April 29, 2014Lesley University Wins Green Streets Initiative Award
Lesley University Sustainability