Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

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?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

Through LMU's partnership with the non-profit Global Green, LMU partnered with a low-income senior housing unit in Long Beach, California to introduce composting education and resources. The community gets the benefits of education and socialization as well as the the economic benefits of reduced waste hauling bills. The ecological benefit is that 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 (Long Beach) was actively involved sending a representative to an on campus event co-sponsored by Global Green. LMU representatives also went to the community in Long Beach to educate tenants about composting and to help them set up composting infrastructure. The education programming was tailored to tenants level of expertise and the needs they had expressed during the planning process.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
5 Gyres Institute

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

LMU partnered with the 5 Gyres Institute and signed on to their Ambassador Program. The Program helps survey key locations around the world collecting detailed data on trash. LMU worked with 5 Gyres throughout the Los Angeles area. The trash is tracked through a mobile web-based application that surveys and analyzes plastic pollution. The information collected throughout Los Angeles helped measure LA's plastic footprint and will later be used to address plastic pollution.


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? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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