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Sustainability

Loyola named 4th greenest college by Sierra Magazine

Loyola University Chicago once again gets recognized for it's sustainability efforts taking place on the campuses. Named as the 4th greenest college in America by Sierra Magazine, Loyola has the opportunity to demonstrate how the university is making great strides to promote sustainability on and around campus. For more on the article, http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014#9

On the Farm

Farmer's Market at LUREC- Fridays, 3:00-6:30pm

The Gardens of Loyola at LUREC are progressing nicely despite the long, cold spring. Newly hired LUREC Farm Manager, Emily Zack, has done an excellent job in leading a team of student employees and ramping up farm operations at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus. This year alone, the farm has harvested over 1,300 pounds of organic produce for use in the campus kitchen and expects to double that by the season's end.

In the News

Loyola's Executive Chef, Scott Commings, announced winner of Hell's Kitchen

The Executive Chef at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus, Scott Commings, has been announced the winner of FOX's reality show, Hell's Kitchen. The winning prize includes landing a position as Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay's Pub and Grill in Caesar's Palace. Learn more, http://www.fox.com/hellskitchen/

Group Team Building

Are you up for a Challenge?

Looking for a fun and interactive challenge for your group to participate in this spring or summer? Loyola's challenge course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus is one of the largest and most exciting ropes courses in Illinois. Participants will have the opportunity to transfer learning on the course to their everyday lives through a reflective process, while developing trust, communication, and leadership capacities.

Culinary Team Building Events

New Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen now open at LUREC

Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is thrilled to announce that its new demonstration kitchen, the Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen, is now open for classes and events. The goal of the kitchen is to bring the experience of a professional kitchen to students, community members, and others, including those not familiar with food preparation. The kitchen, in conjunction with the campus farm, will allow students and guests to learn techniques that will lead to better, smarter, and healthier ways of living. Some team popular team building offerings include an Iron Chef Experience, Employee Incentive Program, and Farm Workshops.

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Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road · Woodstock, IL 60098 · Phone: 815.338.1032 · lurec@luc.edu

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