Ramblers you have a lot to be proud of! Loyola University Chicago was crowned the winner in the category of Game Day: Basketball--Diversion Rate for our Zero Waste Game against Wichita State. We managed to divert 96% of waste generated that day away from landfills and into the recycling and compost bins.
Last spring, Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical, Laudato Si’, called for immediate action to confront environmental degradation and climate change. Loyola University Chicago responded quickly by hosting “Caring for Our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology and Justice.” The daylong event in September 2015 gathered faculty scholars from across departments and disciplines to speak on topics including ecology, globalization, global health, and the current role and future of sustainability at Loyola.
We have two sessions of classes at LUREC this summer. Join us for Session 1: May 16-June 3, 2016 and take Field Ornithology, Principles of Ecology Lab and Restoration Ecology with Lab among others. Session 2: August 3-24, 2016 will feature Late Summer Flora and a Saturday seminar on mosquitoes and ticks.
Loyola University Chicago and the International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) launched Healing Earth, a free online environmental science textbook aimed at first year university students, fourth-year secondary school students, adult learners and those most marginalized worldwide. The textbook’s goal is to heighten awareness of our planet’s environmental issues through Ignatian Pedagogy—a method that challenges students to see scientifically, evaluate ethically, reflect spiritually and act effectively.
“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods,” the statement says. “It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”