In March of 2007 President Lawton created the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee (E2SC), with the charge of identifying how we as a university could ideally care for our planet in our actions, while balancing real world complexities such as fiscal constraints and competing values. The committee comprises students, faculty and staff and meets regularly to discuss campus programs, events and initiatives related to sustainability.
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The LMU Green Office Program is designed to identify and recognize offices on campus that have implemented sustainable office programs which support daily operations and maintenance. The LMU Green Office Checklist is designed so that nearly all offices at LMU will have an equal chance of implementing programs and earning points.
The LIONS Garden displays a variety of sustainable technologies such as rainwater harvesting, The garden also features a recycling bin, a table, benches, and a sign kiosk made out of “cradle-to-cradle” recycling bins that are manufactured from 97% recycled plastic. These products are so green that they can be recycled again after the end of their usable lives.
At Loyola Marymount University, we want to provide a safe and enjoyable biking experience to all students, faculty, and staff. Biking is a sustainable, affordable, and healthy way to maneuver through LMU. Our campus features over 2 miles of bike lanes, 34 bike rack locations, and 4 campus pump & repair stands.
LMU understands this dilemma and has make great strides in conserving water across the entire campus. According to data on typical college campus water use, irrigation is by far the largest consumer, accounting for 69% of water use. Washers account for 7%, toilets 6%, showers 5%, and leaks 4%.
At LMU, recycling follows the philosophy of the university, and has allowed it to greatly help the urban eco-system while complementing the bottom-line. The Recycling Program is one of the few programs among educational institutions to heavily engage in the secondary processing of recovered materials.