ACCU and ecoAmerica’s Solution Generation program are pleased to announce that Loyola University Chicago has been selected as the 2016 Climate Leadership Awards recipient.
Loyola was recognized for its commitment to addressing climate change and making climate impacts on natural and social systems a key aspect of social justice.
Access to capital is notoriously difficult for farmers. Growing and raising certified organic food is even more daunting. That's because the USDA requires organic farmers to work the soil for three years before allowing them to certify their crops as organic. What's more, yields are lower for a good five years after starting out while the soil becomes richer.
On occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), over 30 leaders from our network gathered in the holy city of Assisi for 4 days of strategic planning and then traveled to Rome to meet Pope Francis.
IES Alumni Savannah Webb ('16) used her Urban Agriculture skills and her psychology major while working at the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm. More than 40 families from Bhutan and Burma work the formerly vacant one-acre plot growing organic fruits and vegetables and selling them in Chicago.
Environmental Studies and International Studies double-major Olivia Urbanski knew she was in her dream class when her instructor Skyped in guest lecturers from the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC) also known as COP21 in early December. "We were talking to people in Paris telling us how the negotiations were going as they were happening."