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Water Week

Water is one of the most important and unifying of issues. From water scarcity to water-related disasters, we are dependent on water for our health and our economy. Celebrate water and everything it provides during WaterWeek 2015.

WaterWeek is being funded by The Green Initiative Fund (a sustainability fund for students, from students) in partnership with Student Environmental Alliance and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.



Monday, March 23, 2-3 pm 

Campus Stormwater Tour 

Meet in the IES Atrium (near The Searle Biodiesel Lab)

Did you know that Loyola is using its landscape to be a good steward of stormwater?

Join us for a tour to learn about the key features on campus that prevent neighborhood flooding and return stormwater back to Lake Michigan from Loyola’s Director of Sustainability, Aaron Durnbaugh.


Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.

The Great Challenge: Our Lakes, Our Drinking Water, and the Choice to Keep it Clean

Cuneo Hall 312

Join us for a captivating presentation as Joel Brammeier, President & CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, reveals the most critical water challenges we face in this region.


Thursday, March 26 , 6:30 pm

Water Privatization Panel

142 Auditorium, Quinlan Life Science Building, LSC

Join Loyola’s Invisible Conflicts student organization for a heated discussion on pressing water issues. Featured panelists include Jessica Fujan, Midwest Organizer with Food and Water Watch, and Loyola professors, Donald Jones, Economics Department, and Tania Schusler, Institute of Environmental Sustainability.


March 23-27

Craft Sale for World Vision

Damen Student Center 

Purchase handmade crafts at Damen Student Center!  Proceeds from craft sales will go towards World Vision, a non-profit organization that increases access to clean drinking water to impoverished communities around the globe.

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