Pack Planet is a Residential Life initiative that symbolizes our dedication to helping create a more sustainable future for Loyola University and the city of New Orleans. It is a commitment to reduce our environmental impact by emphasizing environmentally sustainable practices and policies.
Living on campus and in other community-style housing is a “greener” way to live, because the cost associated with day to day living (heating and A/C, etc.) is spread out over a large group of people, as opposed to just a few living in an apartment or a house. Living on campus also greatly reduces the need to drive.
Art and design students at Loyola University New Orleans are going green this spring as they help to create signage made from recycled materials for the annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo May 17-19. The signs designate areas for recycling, food vendors, stage areas and more.
Creating a Greener Campus
Sustainability and creating a greener campus are important to Loyola, so several initiatives have been put into place in order to ensure that the university does its part for the planet.
The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s Broadway Building has achieved LEED Silver Certification for its environmentally friendly characteristics, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. The Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, along with the Career Development and Law Practice Center and the Office of Law Skills and Experiential Learning, are located in the building.
Loyola University New Orleans is not just a supporter of green energy initiatives, it is leading the pack as evidenced by its installation of two electric vehicle charging stations on campus. Loyola is one of only two universities in the state to offer free electric car charging on its campus, and the stations will be available to members of the university community.
Get Off the Bottle! Kicking that bottled water habit. Our first Sustainability Initiatives Competition