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

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

On behalf of the university LMU's Sustainability office contributes to sustainability at the local level by working on policy and legislation Ex. Reducing single use plastics within the community such as straws. The Sustainability Office has also spoken to government officials.

Contribute to support local politicians for friendly roads and transit options for bicycles.

The university has worked with Recycle La to support recycling system improvements in Los Angeles.

Worked on plastic pollution studies with 5 gyres.

part of the la business council working with sustainability committee for city

representation for reimiagine LA


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

The university works with Cal Recycle to support recycling efforts and recycling legislation. We have also received grants, presented at conferences, and have networked with political leaders.

Signed support for California energy savings to support statewide programs to reduce energy use through energy upgrade california and will attend gov climate summit for solutions.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:

The University is part of the Jesuit Consortium of 28 universities. This consortium may at times discuss RI and how to work together to proactively create change.

The university is committed to advancing sustainability regularly as a result of LMU's Climate Action Plan signed by the university president.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:

The University is a signatory to the UN supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI is an international organization that serves as a framework for investors to better engage with PRI topics including initiating actions with companies, reporting, and joining collaborative groups.

On behalf of relationships with LMU, professors also work on international UN goals including topics on food, health, and climate.

We have un observer status as well.


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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