• The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
    Cambodia The Sustainable Development and CSB teams posing in front of the Reflection Pool at Angkor Wat
  • Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity,  Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
    Nicaragua Charlie Baldwin, Connor Luther, Eleni O'flarity, Kevin Hoogenboom, Amberlyn Alualu, Emma Fried, and Melanie Grinnel at our favorite taco stand!
  • Fracking Well Pad
    Pennsylvania Fracking Fracking Well Pad
  • The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.
    Nicaragua The people in the rural village do not own cars so they must use other means of transportation and find alternative yet efficient ways of carrying heavy items along the dirt road and in the hot sun.

Welcome

"Universities need to integrate sustainable development into the curriculum exactly the way Lehigh is doing with its undergraduate program.”

-Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Director of The Earth Institute
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

What does SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT mean?

“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (the Brundtland Commission)

While the definition above is the most commonly quoted response, Sustainable Development can be more succinctly summed up in the following four words: inclusive and sustainable growth.

Development is the noun; sustainable is the adjective.

But what does it mean to develop sustainably?  Most people associate sustainability with the environment, but this is actually just one of three pillars to sustainability. Indeed, to be truly sustainable, not only must ecological protection be ensured, but also economic well-being must ensure that humans are able to meet their own needs, and social inclusion must ensure that this well-being extends to all in an equitable manner.

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Partner with BIOS & Eccosolutions
Lehigh University Sustainable Development - BIOS
The Lehigh team is partnering with the Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Studies (BIOS), a non-profit marine science and education institute whose mission statement is to “transform the fields of oceanography, marine science, and ocean health through a blend of cutting edge research, comprehensive educational experiences and a commitment to share our knowledge internationally.”