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Report Card 2010

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Los Angeles Mission College
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Courtesy of Los Angeles Mission College

School details:

Location: Sylmar, California

Enrollment: 600


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

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 district is working to develop a green purchasing policy. The college purchases some environmentally preferable copy paper and food service supplies, as well as some green cleaning products. Only recyclable furniture is purchased through the LACCD Furniture Value Program, and the college adheres to the district's carpet purchasing policies, which aim to minimize VOC emissions and require that all old carpet be recycled.
The campus is entirely powered by a solar photovoltaic array. The college has completed a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and is utilizing demand site management to reduce its energy use. Energy efficiency measures include HVAC retrocommissioning and lighting upgrades.
Dining services spends approximately 92 percent of its annual food budget on locally grown or produced food. The campus composts food scraps and recycles aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and some plastics. The college has an electronics recycling program that accepts batteries, computers, lightbulbs, and printer cartridges.
The Los Angeles Community College District’s $6.1 billion Sustainable Building Program is providing Los Angeles Mission College with $450 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 already opened its new $9.1 million Center for Child Development Studies/Child Development Center and has several more projects in the works. The campus has only low-flow faucets and waterless urinals, and approximately 90 percent of its construction waste is diverted from the landfill.
The college participates in RecycleMania and includes information about its recycling program in new-student orientation. There are no known active student groups related to sustainability.
Students enrolled full time at Los Angeles Mission 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. 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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