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Report Card 2009

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Loyola University Maryland
College Sustainability Report Card 2009

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Loyola College

School details:

Endowment: $182 million as of June 30, 2007

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Enrollment: 6,156

Type: Private


Campus Survey: Yes

Dining Survey: Yes

Endowment Survey: No


Data compiled from independent research and survey responses from schools. For information on data collection and evaluation, please see the Methodology  section.

Overall grade  
D +
Loyola College in Maryland is developing an energy conservation plan and a sustainability website. The college currently has no policy relating to campus-wide sustainability initiatives.
Loyola Maryland has a contract with a company that will be conducting a carbon emissions inventory. The college is performing efficiency upgrades with Energy Star appliances, motion sensors, LED lighting, and refined HVAC control systems. The college will also install solar panels to power two residence halls.
The college purchases some local food and emphasizes organic foods, including yogurt, pasta, produce, chicken, juice, and dairy. The single-stream recycling program diverts approximately 35 percent of the school's solid waste. The college offers a discount for reusable mug refills.
A green residence hall completed in 2007 features recycled metal beams, a green roof, and geothermal heating and cooling. The new Intercollegiate Athletic Complex, currently under construction on an old landfill site, is incorporating storm water management, removal of invasive species, and a landfill gas collection system.
Student organizations that promote sustainability include Roots and Shoots and the Justice Club. The administration and student government are working to incorporate sustainable practices into student-sponsored events. The college employs a student as a recycling coordinator.
The college's motor pool includes electric and hybrid vehicles. A carpooling network for commuters is under development, and free shuttle buses connect the college to the Baltimore light rail system.
The college has no known policy of disclosure of endowment holdings or its shareholder voting record. Therefore, there is no known ability to access this information.
The college aims to optimize investment return and has not made any public statements about investigating or investing in renewable energy funds or community development loan funds.
The college has not made any public statements about active ownership or a proxy voting policy.
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