We take sustainability seriously here at Oxy. Find out what we're up to and how you can get involved!
At Oxy we understand that in order to secure a positive future we must take sustainability seriously. We are commited to doing everything we can to fulfill our responsibility as an institution of higher education to contribute to a prosperous future for all.
Occidental established the Sustainability Office in the fall of 2013 to develop, implement and coordinate sustainability projects and initiatives. Faculty, students, and staff are all represented on our campus Sustainability Committee, a taskforce that implements Oxy’s commitment to Earth-friendly and forward-looking initiatives. Beyond the basics of recycling and using green products whenever possible, Oxy generates its own solar power, composts in the dining hall, and requires all new construction and renovations to meet LEED Silver standards.
Student-led efforts and the popularity of our Urban and Environmental Policy program are proof of our conscientious campus. We think about where our food comes from and how our water usage affects the desert Los Angeles is built upon. We ride bikes and share cars. From residence halls and the Marketplace, to administrative offices and the Facilities yard, sustainability efforts are becoming second nature at Oxy.
Check out the Oxy Green Guide to find out all about sustainability on campus and how you can live more sustainable in LA!