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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Mark Thorrington

LAFC Sustainability Project

Mark Thorrington

Faculty Mentor: Brian McCullough 





The project will focus on developing a sustainability strategic framework for Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). The main objective for this project is to develop a baseline understanding of the attitudes and expectations prospective fans and key stakeholders have of the newly formed Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) concerning environmental sustainability. This baseline understanding will help the team formulate their strategic sustainability campaign and determine if they are meeting the expectations of fans and other key stakeholders. Secondarily this understanding will help evaluate LAFC’s performance concerning their sustainability initiatives. LAFC is an expansion team with its inaugural season starting in March 2018. LAFC is in an advantageous position because Los Angeles is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in the United States with a population of 3.5 million in the city of Los Angeles and over 18 million in the greater metropolitan area.

Upcoming Events

Take the SU Recycles Pledge!

Help SU win RecycleMania by pledging to waste less and recycle more. Take the SU recycles Pledge

Community Recycles Day

Wednesday, March 29, 7:30am-1pm at the Seattle University flagpole
Bring in any items to recycle for free! Learn more.

SU EcoChallenge 

April 10-28, 2016
Celebrate Earth Month and participate in SU’s 4th annual EcoChallenge. The EcoChallenge is a FUN 3-week event encouraging participants to make small lifestyle changes to care for the planet and our communities. Learn more.

CEJS Highlights

Seattle University is chosen to be a part of the "Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum" program!

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently announced the 13 “Centers for Sustainability across the Curriculum,” and SU was honored to be on the list! Seattle University will collaborate with AASHE, as well as the 12 other institutions, to offer workshops and other professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum. The goal of the Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program is to accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into curriculum by increasing the availability and accessibility of faculty development opportunities related to sustainability. Read more.