Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Community Actions

Whether you are an alumnus, neighbor or a local community organization, plenty of opportunities await you to meet new collaborators, support student learning and be part of programs where the results are tangible.

Visit the sustainability calendar or sign up for the e-newsletter to find out about activities taking place at Loyola.  Other resources for community members interested in getting active with Loyola’s sustainability initiatives include:

Building community through engagement and action

  • Center for Experiental Learning offers academic and career defining experiences for students through service-learning, research and internships in partnership with faculty, staff and community organizations.
  • Loyola Farmers Market creates the public space to actively support the local food movement and provides a place to connect with people.
  • Urban agriculture on campus bridges food production, education and social responsibility to Loyolans and the local community.
  • Helping those in need throughout Chicagoland, staff, faculty and students volunteer to clean-up, spruce-up and restore schools, gardens, playgrounds, libraries and natural areas.

Alumni Service Day incorporates environmental stewardship

Loyola sponsors various service-related events for Alumni to gather and contribute to community.  A few recent service-related events incorporated environmental stewardship:

  • Ellis Park, a Chicago park clean up
  • Vegetable Garden planting at Erie Family Health Center
  • A beach cleanup along the shores of Lake Michigan in partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Alderman Osterman
  • A wetland restoration day at the Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus