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Report Card 2010

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East Los Angeles College
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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East Los Angeles College

School details:

Location: Monterey Park, California

Enrollment: 48,305


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: No

Endowment Survey: No

Student Survey: No


An application was submitted by Coby King  to have this school evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card 2010.  A grant was awarded and a contribution was made to cover the cost of inclusion.   Learn more  about how a school can apply for inclusion.   


Data compiled from independent research. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methods section.

Overall grade  
C -
The college adheres to the Los Angeles Community College District's sustainable design standards. The campus's master contracts call for Energy Star products, and only recyclable furniture is purchased through the LACCD Furniture Value Program. LACCD's carpet purchasing policies aim to minimize VOC emissions and require that all old carpeting be recycled. The district's chancellor signed the Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2007.
The college's 1.2-megawatt solar photovoltaic installation is spread over three acres and contains nearly 6,000 panels. This installation provides 17 percent of campus energy. The campus has completed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and is working to implement a sustainable works program to make campus community members more aware of the impact of their individual choices. Power management software reduces computer energy use.
No evaluation was made of the Dining Services category because this school does not have dining facilities.
The Los Angeles Community College District’s $6.1 billion Sustainable Building Program is providing East Los Angeles College with $668 million to renovate and modernize its facilities. Following its board-mandated sustainable building policy, which states that all new buildings meet LEED certification standards, the college has several new green buildings under construction, including the $65 million Performing and Fine Arts Center. The campus is also installing new waterless urinals and diverting approximately 60 percent of all its construction waste.
The college participates in the RecycleMania competition. There are no known active student groups related to environment and sustainability.
Students enrolled full time at East Los Angeles College are eligible to participate in the district’s subsidized transit pass program, through which they receive a six-month Metro pass for $15, representing a discount of 40 percent. Additionally, the college operates a shuttle service from off-site parking and to the South Gate satellite campus. The college’s master plan provides pedestrian-friendly space, and improved pedestrian connections are planned to connect with transit services.
No evaluation was made of Endowment Transparency because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
No evaluation was made of Investment Priorities because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
No evaluation was made of Shareholder Engagement because the school's endowment size does not meet the minimum threshold of $16 million in assets.
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