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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

In the classroom

STEP courses give students chance to make a difference

Students each semester in the Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) class study, develop, and enact a service project to address a local environmental issue. The fun part? They get to pick the undertaking they want to study.


WBEZ Morning Shift Interview

Great Lakes Pollution

Nutrient pollution has recently been connected to adverse impacts for ecological and economic systems across the Great Lakes Region. A two-day symposium in Chicago is examining the current state of nutrient management in the Great Lakes, what policies are working and how stakeholders can work towards solutions. Founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Nancy Tuchman featured in this radio interview.   LEARN MORE

Staff Profile

Gina Lettiere, Commitment to Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to our IES Sustainability Specialist, Gina Lettiere, winner of the Staff Council Commitment to Excellence Award for March 2015. Thank you for all you do!   MORE


Water Week 2015

It's Water Week 2015! Check out our events scheduled for this week-- including our Keynote Speaker Joel Brammeier, president and CEO for the Alliance of the Great Lakes. He'll be speaking on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 in Cuneo Hall.   READ MORE

Faculty Award

Chicago Audubon Society Award

Dr. Rueben Keller was recently recognized as a "Protector of the Environment" by the Chicago Audubon Society 2015 Environmental Awards.   READ MORE

Save the Date

IES Events

Events Next Week: Head to Damen Student Center on Monday, March 30th from 1-4 p.m. with your e-waste. Then, attend a Renewable Energy Forum in Cuneo 109 at 7 p.m. hosted by Senator Heather Steans and Representative Kelly Cassidy.   LEARN MORE

LUREC Summer Session starts May 11, 2015

This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability.   WATCH VIDEO


Fellowships and Internships

Incredible opportunities for funded research fellowships and internships are here! Whether it's the Farmers Market or Biodiversity/Restoration Internships, or the Carbon or IES Undergraduate Research Fellowships, applications deadlines are approaching fast.  

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Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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