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Report Card 2010

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Loyola Marymount University
College Sustainability Report Card 2010

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Loyola Marymount University

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Endowment: $301 million as of June 30, 2008

Location: Los Angeles, California

Enrollment: 6,708

Type: Private


Campus Survey: Yes (see response)

Dining Survey: Yes (see response)

Endowment Survey: Yes (see response)

Student Survey: Yes (see response)


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

Overall grade  
B -
President Lawton signed the Presidents' Climate Commitment. The campus master plan commits Loyola Marymount University to improving energy and water efficiency. The university only purchases paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council with 30 percent postconsumer recycled material.
LMU has a large solar electric rooftop array that generates 868,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, providing 6 percent of the annual campus electrical needs. The university purchases another 6 percent of its electrical energy through renewable energy credits. Central plant chillers were replaced in 2008, increasing chiller plant efficiency by 50 percent.
Dining services purchases from four local farms and offers cage-free eggs and hormone-free meat. All fluid milk is antibiotic-free. Disposable plates and utensils are biodegradable or made with postconsumer recycled content. LMU has banned plastic bags and is installing water filtration systems across campus to phase out bottled water.
LMU has committed to LEED Silver standards for all new construction on campus. There are three LEED-certified buildings on campus. All new and renovated roofing projects include installation of a highly reflective white membrane cool roof.
Student sustainability jobs are available within the recycling program. The student-led club Environmentally Conscious and Organized is active in campus sustainability initiatives such as decreasing bottled water and hosting Focus the Nation events. The student government has a position dedicated to environmental responsibility.
The university gives preferential parking locations to carpoolers and operates a free shuttle that runs to popular locations.
The university makes a list of all holdings available to trustees, senior administrators, and other select members of the school community. The university does not make a list of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record of its mutual funds public.
The university aims to optimize investment return and is currently invested in renewable energy funds.
The university does not have the ability to vote proxies, as the entire endowment is invested in mutual funds.
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