Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Green LMU web site consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts. It is constantly being updated and expanded.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Since Fall 2010, one Green LMU Newsletter has been produced by the Office of Sustainability each semester. It is used to inform students, staff and faculty about the various projects being done on-campus as well as a platform to talk about different issues that the university should examine and potentially implement. Some articles written have been about the on-campus garden, Fall Sustainability Week, LEED buildings, and students’ experiences with sustainability. This newsletter is now released bi weekly to inform faculty, staff, and students of programs and accomplishments.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

Web:
www.lmu.edu/green

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenLMU13

Instagram:
@greenlmu

twitter
GreenLMU


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The Loyolan, LMU’s student-run newspaper, runs a regular column called “Veggie Ventures” in which they feature restaurants in the area that promote vegetarian options. In addition, the Loyolan is committed to frequently covering issues on sustainability events such as Earth Day, garden events, and Fall Sustainability Week. Other articles about on-campus sustainability are done from time to time and include an interview with the Sustainability Manager on-campus and highlighting achievements in the program. Frequent meetings occur with newspaper representatives for green columns or announcements or coverage of large events and Campaigns on campus.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

LMU
Undergraduate Research Symposium in spring which showcased student research and has many sustainability research publications. The Center for Urban Resilience also publishes and disseminates student research info on sustainability.

http://cures.lmu.edu/cures-blog/

Another event is the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), in which student teams from all over the world tackle some of the most pressing ethical issues in global business today. IBECC culminates months of research and discussion about the legal, financial and ethical dimensions of a business ethics problem. During the competition, students propose a solution that must work on all three counts – and meet the satisfaction of a panel of business executive and faculty judges. LMU hosts its own competition to select an undergraduate and graduate team for the international competition.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Three of our buildings (two residence halls and the library) have LEED plaques mounted on the building walls, highlighting the fact that they are green buildings. Our Green LMU web site also highlights green features of these three buildings.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
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Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

All of the dining halls on campus maintain a series of posters, fliers, table tents, napkin dispenser signs, and digital reader boards that provide information about the sustainable food systems on campus.There is also a Dining Services web site with much more information made available on these topics.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

LMU currently uses reclaimed water to irrigate approximately 75% of the campus and plans on expanding that coverage to 100% in the upcoming year. There is signage around the campus that highlights where reclaimed water is used to irrigate the grounds. There are several spots on campus where xeriscaping is practiced, with signage to highlight those features. The campus garden also has descriptive and informational signage about plants, and techniques for gardening and water saving tips


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Green LMU, central plant, facilities, the sustainability office, campus dining, student workers, environmental education focused groups, and business services, frequently hosts campus tours of our garden, recycling plant, solar, grounds programs, bike program, LEED buildings, alternative transportation, and other sustainability features of campus. These walking tours are given frequently throughout the year usually 4 a semester. The groups reached with this our classes, student groups, student government, faculty, staff, businesses, outside organizations, local schools, local environmental groups, and national/international interests wishing to see our operations,


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
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Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

The Green LMU web site has a page that provides information to commuters about local transportation alternatives. There are also brochures available for our ZipCar program. LMU provides several ways that students, faculty, and staff can commute to work that will save money and reduce impact to the environment. For instance there is the public transportation, via the Metro Rail and Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica Bus line), there is carpooling and vanpooling option for students and staff, as well as bicycling option for those so inclined. The Lion Express Shuttle and LMU Student Escort Service are options that are available only to students. There is also a website encouraging the use of bicycles on campus and info about all lmu bike related transportation.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

There is a website encouraging the use of bicycles on campus and info about all LMU bike related transportation. There are campus maps of rack locations, repair stand locations, distances, dismount zones, bike paths, and other bike resources. Additionally, there is information for commuting by bike, bike safety, events, and city maps. Also there is a campus bike repair center.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

LMU has created a new program called "Being a Green Lion" that informs students living on campus what the university has done to make the residence halls more environmentally conscious. Also, the program helps students understand what it means to be environmentally conscious and how each student can make behavioral changes that will allow them to keep the university in line with the progress that has been made.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
Yes

A brief description of these materials or publications:

An LMU student club, the Human Rights Coalition, publishes Passion Magazine, which focuses on issues such as social and environmental justice.


The website URL for these materials or publications:
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