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Ethics of Clean Air

Every single person on earth must breathe, and we can't choose what air we get to breathe. As we put pollutants in the air, we put those pollutants in our own bodies and the bodies of our fellow humans who breathe the same air. As a Christian Institution, Pepperdine has a duty to do all it can to ensure the health and well-being of humanity. This begins with a commitment to clean air.

On-Campus Housing

The University's largest contribution to improving air quality is the provision of on-campus housing, as this conserves fuel while decreasing the number of rush hour vehicles. Pepperdine currently provides 2,270 student beds and houses 143 faculty/staff residents. This accounts for 52% of our student population and 8% of our faculty/staff population, respectively. Pepperdine recently submitted an application for approval to add additional student beds on campus. This will provide on-campus housing for 75% of our undergraduate students, which will take even more vehicles off the road.

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs AB32

On September 27, 2006 Governor Schwarzenegger signed historic legislation at Pepperdine called the, "Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32)." This Act seeks to bring California's greenhouse gas emissions down to 1990 levels by 2020.

For more information and how Pepperdine responded, see Energy.

Sustainable Commute

Pepperdine's sustainable commute program incentivizes alternative, lower-impact methods of transportation to and from campus. Staff and Faculty can participate through carpool, vanpool, bus/shuttle, bicycle, or walking. Each month, participants fill out a tracking form where they indicate which days they participated in alternative commute. Those who participate in alternative commute 10 or more times a month will be entered into a monthly drawing for movie tickets. The sustainable commute program also includes bus subsidies. The subsidy is $40 a month, but members must travel by bus at least 10 times a month to receive the full amount. To find out more, contact Emily Mead or vanpool coordinator, Angie Pederson.

 

Vanpool Locations:

#1 PALMDALE

LEAVES 4:30 FROM PALMDALE – 3063 AVENUE R-6 PICKS UP NORDOFF AND SEPUVEDA 

#2 THOUSAND OAKS

RANCHO PARK N RIDE – 265 S. RANCHO ROAD (RANCHO ROAD @ 101 FREEWAY)

#3 WESTSIDE

AVIATION AND IMPERIAL 

#4 LOS ANGELES

ECHO PARK – 101/ALVARADO 1 STOP – MILITARY AND NATIONAL 

#5 CAMARILLO

LAS POSAS AT 101 FREEWAY (PARK AND RIDE) 

#6 MOORPARK

METROLINK - 300 HIGH STREET, MOORPARK, CA 1 STOP: JANNS PARK AND RIDE (23 FREEWAY @ JANNS) 

#7 SIMI VALLEY

2423 GALENA STREET, SIMI VALLEY (FARMERS INSURANCE PARKING LOT) GALENA AND COCHRAN

#8 ECHO PARK

SILVER LAKE AND BELLEVIEW, LOS ANGELES 

#9 PORT HUENEME

C STREET AND CHANNEL ISLANDS BLVD. 1 STOP: PT. MUGU (FRONTAGE ROAD/NAVAL BASE) 

#10 NORTH HOLLYWOOD

METROLINK STATION 5350 LANKERSHIM BLVD, N.H.  1 STOP: VICTORY AND BALBOA 

#11 N. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

TUJUNGA 1 STOP: PACOIMA EUSTACE 2 STOP: WOODLAND HILLS/WESTFIELD MALL 

#12 INGLEWOOD

11901 S. CRENSHAW BLVD. HAWTHORNE (120TH AND CRENSHAW)

Shuttles

Golf Cart

Pepperdine has created a shuttle service to cut down on campus traffic, provide transportation for staff, faculty, and students, and reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Shuttle services provide transportation on campus and into the local shopping areas.

Download the Pepperdine App from the App Store or Google Play, and access real-time shuttle information.

Clean Fleet Vehicles

The Facilities, Management, and Planning department uses a fleet of 20 electric vehicles, while Public Safety operates three hybrid vehicles, three Flex-Fuel vehicles, and five bicycles to monitor the campus and provide assistance to students.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with the existing Pepperdine University Malibu Campus were estimated separately for six categories of emissions:  1) Mobile Combustion (University-owned motor vehicles); 2) Stationary Combustion (Natural Gas Combustion); 3) Electricity Demand; 4) Water Supply and Conveyance, Treatment, and Distribution/Wastewater Treatment; 5) Solid Waste; and 6) Motor Vehicles (Students, Staff, and Visitors).  Pepperdine's greenhouse gas emissions totaled 28,235.05 metric tons CO2e.