Date of Completion

7-31-2016

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Discipline

Economics (ECON)

First Advisor

Dorothea Herreiner

Abstract

Systems of all types require efficient communication between its parts and units in order to be successful and e ective. It is thus important to understand a systems units in order to better advance its operations. In this study, we look at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) as a systematic organization in regards to the universitys execution of its environmental sustainability endeavors. This approach allows for the identification of the path by which important environmental sustainability information is communicated, is learned, and is acted upon at LMU. Through various network centrality measurements, I will develop a visual representation of the communication network between individuals on LMU's campus who have an interest and play a role in the development and advancement of environmental sustainability practices and policies on campus. Moreover, an analytical understanding of this network of information transference will provide insight into the decision-making, implementation, and management that affects the e orts to reduce LMU's campus carbon footprint.