Loyola University Chicago and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) are committed to the advancement of societal understanding and appreciation of the environment in an urban setting through community outreach on campus and in the Chicago metropolitan area through various means.
Creating a network of outreach opportunities helps all those involved develop a greater appreciation for others while building sustainable communities.
IES is advancing Loyola's work to create a more sustainable university community. Educating students, staff and faculty of ways to conserve natural resources and build conservation practices into daily behaviors is important to increase sustainability at Loyola as well as beyond the campus community.
Several sustainable initiatives are taking place at Loyola and they include building sustainability into the curriculum, conducting a campus sustainability baseline analysis, expanding the recycling program, and building infrastructure to reduce energy waste.
- Biodiesel Program
- Consumption Reduction & Recycling Program
- Farmers' Market
- Fellowships & Internship
- GreenHouse Learning Community
- Urban Agriculture Demonstration Garden
Loyola needs members of our alumni and neighboring community members to participate in order to meet our goal of sustainability. We have created a number of resources which should be of use to your sustainability efforts. While it is critical that we are aware of global and local environmental issues, it is even more important that we take action. By acting locally we can have a global impact.
If you have a question about sustainability at Loyola, in Chicago or around the globe, please contact us and we will work with you to find an answer. If you have ideas for improvements that can be made on campus, in the classroom or somewhere at Loyola, please share them, we are always looking for ideas.
If you would like to talk with us about a donation to advance our ambitions to be the most sustainable Jesuit University, contact us to learn more about our many exciting initiatives.
Sustainability isn't something that Loyola can do alone, we need your participation and action. Check our calendar for workshops, speakers and film series, and field trips to get started.