Loyola Marymount University boasts green campus initiatives

Environmentally conscious students who wish to obtain higher education may want to consider the ecological impact of the schools to which they apply. For example, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles is making efforts to make the city more beautiful, the school reports in a press release. The university participated as a cooperating organization in the Los Angeles Business Council's (LABC) Sustainability Summit.

LMU recycles treated waste water in its irrigation system, uses low-water consuming toilets and washers, and developed the first university-wide recycling program in 1990. All of the university's green waste is recycled, and LMU was the first college campus to recycle 50 percent of all its generated solid waste. Also, more than 70 percent of the school's sprinklers are controlled by a central irrigation system that responds automatically to local weather conditions.

"The entire LMU community is committed to creating a culture of sustainability through education, measurement and action," said Lynne B. Scarboro, LMU's senior vice president for administration and chair of the environmental committee.

The school also has the largest solar roof system of any university in the world.

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