CURes works with LMU's Sustainability Office to improve the community's knowledge of existing sustainability practices and to promote new initiatives. We provide extensive research opportunities for students and hold events throughout the year to promote using the campus as a living laboratory and to emphasize the importance of urban ecosystems in daily life.
Current Sustainability Events
- 2018-19 Environmental Lecture Series - Imagining a Resilient Future: Engaging the LMU Community. Presented by CURes in partnership with LMU Department of Urban and Environmental Studies and LMU Environmental Science programs.
Past Sustainability Events
- October 19-21: GNG Green Earth Film Festival - LMU Playa Vista Campus
- September 11: Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event in San Francisco
- Joined-up Urban Climate and Health Governance: Best Practices in Mediterranean-Climate Cities
- September 6: State of Action - Global Climate Action Summit affiliate event
- 2017-18 Environmental Lecture Series
- Earth Month 2018: Mark Wainwright (Children's Eternal Rainforest, Costa Rica) guest lectures, "Beyond the Brink" film screening, Ballona Wetlands Migration Celebration participant, LMU Third Thursday, Beginner Birding & Creek Cleanup, Theodore Payne Garden Tour
- "Global Climate Change, Food, Health, and Sustainability" Lecture, led by Dr. Cristina Tirado (LMU Environmental Science; moderator for UN Standing Committee on Nutrition's Working Group on Climate Change and Nutrition)
- Fifth annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival
CURes co-created the LIONS Garden at LMU to facilitate informal and formal learning opportunities for students and community members. The garden's mission is to address LMU's focus on social and environmental justice by examining issues such as hunger and nutrition through urban gardening. By utilizing bio-intensive gardening methods that maximize crop yields, the LIONS Garden strives to demonstrate how to grow nutritious food with a minimal amount of space. The plants in the garden are all native and attract pollinators.