Luiss showed it support for the annual M'illumino di Meno project, joining other members of the University Network for Sustainable Development. The initiative, sponsored by the Caterpillar radio program on Rai Radio 2, aims to draw attention to energy waste.
In the later afternoon of March 1, Luiss turned off lights on all campuses in a symbolic gesture to save energy.
Furthermore, this year, the University launched its Power Down Challenge in student residence halls. By monitoring the use of electricity during the month of March, the most responsible students will receive a free day of the University's car sharing service.
Over the years, Luiss has sponsored a wide variety of initiatives in support of sustainability, including an award, Premio Non Sprecare, that celebrates the development of responsible and sustainable development.
Additionally, the Luiss Office of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability promotes energy conservation on campus. In 2016, the Viale Romania campus received the LEED certificate, demonstrating excellence in energy management, plastic recycling and the use of electric cars to reduce pollution.
So far, Luiss electric cars have travelled 38,023 kilometers, reducing the community's carbon dioxide footprint by 4 tons. Next up in the University's green efforts is replacing the current fleet of shuttle busses with electric vehicles.