Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Marissa Petralia
Student Sustainability Tracking Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Global Green/ Green LMU composting program.

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Through LMU's multi-year partnership with the non-profit Global Green, LMU has partnered with a low-income senior housing unit in Long Beach, California to bring them composting education and resources. The community gets the benefits of education and socialization, and the economic benefit of reduced waste hauling bills and not having to purchase compost for their garden. The ecological benefit is the food waste is diverted from the landfill and turned into compost that is used to grow fresh food on site for the community. The senior community is actively involved, they are sending a representative to an event held on LMU's campus co-sponsored by Global Green that will bring in master gardeners to talk to LMU's local community and students about composting and gardening practices. LMU representatives are also going to the community in Long Beach to teach them about composting and to help them set up the infrastructure to compost their food waste; the education programming will be tailored to their level of expertise and the needs they have expressed in the planning process.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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