Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

News Archive

  • Design Competition

    Design Competition: Designing Father Garanzini’s Garden

    Join landscape architects in redesigning Father Garanzini’s Garden.
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm

    IES students gave a wonderful account of one early morning spent at the Boone Creek Conservation Area, near Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus doing bird counts for the McHenry County Audubon Society and the Bird Conservation Network.
  • Loyola Students Kill the Cup

    Loyola University Chicago recently finished in second place nationally in the inaugural KillTheCup.com competition!
  • LINK Up Grant

    Farmers Market Assists LINK Card Families

    The Loyola Farmers Market received funding to assist Illinois Link Card families to increase their ability to purchase more fresh, healthy local foods with Double Value Coupons for LINK-approved foods.
  • Profile

    Junior Wins EPA Fellowship

    Loyola Junior Amber White Wins USEPA Research Fellowship for her Project: "Achieving Net-Zero: Designing a Sustainable Waste-Water Treatment System for Biodiesel Production Processes."
  • Loyola Earns AASHE Gold Rating

    This spring, Loyola achieved GOLD status through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Ratings System (STARS). The STARS rating system is evaluated by reviewing a college’s curriculum, research, campus engagement, public engagement, operations (air & climate, buildings, dining services, energy, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste, and water), and planning an administration. There are 650 institutions that have registered for the AASHE STARS reporting tool, and Loyola is one of only 61 schools that have received the GOLD ranking. Loyola is the first Jesuit institution to achieve this level.
  • Back to the soil

    Dave Miller (BS '75) and Stephan Rivard (BS '75, MD '79) founded Iroquois Valley Farms, which converts farmland back to an organic state.
  • 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.
  • IES awarded $500,000 US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant

    Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability was awarded a $500,000 US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to implement an innovative coastal wetland restoration, invasive plant management, and renewable bio-energy production project: Furthering capacity to maintain high quality coastal wetlands in Northern Michigan.
  • Loyola's Farmers Market

    New location, new vendors: Loyola's Farmers Market brings more to your table

    Loyola's Farmers Market opens for its fourth season, Monday, June 9, at its new Loyola Plaza location, just steps from the Loyola stop on the CTA Red Line.
  • Award winning IES faculty and IES students!

    Jeremy Gouldey, Edgar Perez and Natalie Lynch have all received honors during the semester - congratulations to all!
  • Summer Internship Applications Open

    The Institute of Environmental Sustainability is accepting applications for multiple fellowships and internships for Summer 2014. Additional information and application forms are available on the Fellowship & Internship Page under Resources.
  • LUREC Summer Scholarships now available!

    Are you interested in taking an exciting summer field course at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) this May? Scholarships will cover housing and food expenses as well as defray some of your tuition costs.
  • Fall 2013 TGIF Projects Awarded

    The first round of sustainability projects through The Green Inititaitive Fund (TGIF) have been awarded. All projects were proposed by students or student groups and have a staff or faculty sponsor. They will also be supported by a member of the TGIF Council and Loyola’s Office of Sustainability, Facilities Department and Student Development.
  • Loyola Purchasing Department Hosts Green Vendor Fair

    Loyola's Purchasing Department and Warehouse Direct, Loyola's office supply vendor, hosted a green vendor fair in December to showcase effective and sustainable products.
  • Thanksgiving Used Oil Collection

    If you deep fried your turkey, or just have a few containers of used cooking oil in your kitchen, drop off your used cooking oil at the Clean Energy Lab after Thanksgiving.
  • U.S. Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, and Public Policies

    The Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Department of Theology, Office of the President, College of Arts & Sciences and Richard A. McCormic S.J., Chair present the U.S. Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy Conference. There will be a keynote address by James Balog, director of Chasing Ice, on Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m. The conference will be November 15 from 9 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at the Mundelein Auditorium.
  • Professor profile

    Ozone expert brings science down to Earth for students

    Professor Ping Jing of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability recently received Loyola’s Excellence in Teaching Freshmen Award. Read more about the classes she teaches and what lessons she hopes to instill in her students.
  • Sowing the Seeds of Change

    The new Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago combines academics and research with sustainable agriculture and community living. And it does it all in one amazing facility.
  • Hope is the thing with feathers

    Despite several degrees and years of experience that indicate otherwise, Stephen Mitten, S.J., doesn’t think of himself strictly as a scientist. “I see myself more as a naturalist,” he says. “I’m an ambassador for the environment.” As spiritual director and resident ecology faculty at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus, Fr. Mitten teaches several biology and conservation courses. But his real love is avian ecology.