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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.


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.  

March 19-21, 2015

Climate Change Conference

IES will co-host a conference on Climate Change with AJCU Midwest Province Universities March 19-21, 2015   LEARN MORE

Design Competition: Designing Father Garanzini’s Garden

Join landscape architects in redesigning Father Garanzini’s Garden.

National rankings

Loyola is No. 4 on Sierra Club’s annual list of greenest colleges

This year, Loyola finished near the top of the Sierra Club’s annual rankings of “Cool Schools”—making it one of the most environmentally responsible universities in the country.  

For this alum, it’s all about making an eco-friendly impact

For someone who didn’t plan on studying environmental science, Loyola alum Kelsey Horton has left her mark on the local green community. Horton, who graduated in 2012 and helped start the Loyola Farmers Market, now works at the Chicago-based Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

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Institute of Environmental Sustainability
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Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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