This July 1, we celebrated together the delivery of eco-label for this school year 2013-2014. We received honors in particular for motor role of eco-delegates in the various stages of the project.
The jury would like to congratulate them for their efforts to provide information to other students on the theme of “energy” that we worked throughout the year.
Saint Joseph’s University will be a responsible steward of the environment by taking steps to minimize our energy use and the impact of our energy use on the environment through conservation and use of high efficiency and low impact alternative technologies.
In a campaign to reduce global warming, Loyola Marymount University joined more than 400 colleges and universities on Oct. 17, 2007, when Former President Robert B. Lawton, S.J., signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.
Residential space, commercial activities, and related energy use account for nearly 43% of the United States environmental damaging and climate altering carbon emissions. Energy to power commercial and residential spaces, such as a University, generally comes from a mixture of sources. Because about 50% of our energy is derived from natural gases and coal (less clean energy sources), there are many negative effects on human health, the global climate, the outdoors, and financial implications. At Loyola Marymount University we recognize that on campus energy use contributes to over 50% of our campus carbon footprint. Furthermore, energy costs are increasing. Thus we are working on numerous alternative energy projects to move us towards carbon neutrality.
In June 2010, with the assistance of funding from the US Department of Energy and the Omaha Public Power District, Creighton University is deploying a variety of solar and wind energy collection systems on the grounds of the main campus. Altogether, these collectors are capable of generating approximately 120 kW of clean, renewable energy.