LMU Sustainability Program

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

Past Sustainability Events

"Global Climate Change, Food, Health, and Sustainability" Lecture, led by Cristina Tirado

AY 2018-19

AY 2017-18

  • 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

LIONS Garden

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.