Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Student Conservation Programs

Student groups are actively promoting conservation among the student body through workshops and seminars, CFL light bulb distributions and daily life in residence halls.

Here are a few highlights:

  • The Biodiesel Program continues to be a student designed, student driven program. All aspects of the program from biodiesel fuel production and equipment design, to project management and brainstorming are run in part by Loyola student fellowship recipients.  Student volunteers assist in all aspects of the biodiesel production, oil collection, and waste processing.
  • In 2011, students organized a 350.org event at the Loyola Lake Shore Campus to raise awareness on climate change.
  • Student Environmental Alliance, Hillel and Muslim Student Groups conduct an annual Light Bulb Exchange in which incandescent bulbs are exchanged for energy-efficient CFL bulbs.
  • Each year students attend the large Power Shift conference and rally in Washington, D.C., a campaign by young people urging action on climate and energy.