Loyola University Chicago Staff members are responsible for a large number of projects. This opens up opportunities to make decisions that improve the workspace and function that support the University's operations on a daily basis.
Along with overseeing your workspace, planning events and more -- take the time to becoming informed on various topics related to environmental sustainability. We have monthly events that include tours, field-trips, films and speakers. Check out our calendar for dates, times and details.
Greening Your Work
To assist you in determining how to improve, we have prepared some guides for you to use to increase conservation and efficiency.
Green Office: A simple guide with ideas and actions for making your office or workspace greener.
Green Events: A set of guidelines for running meetings or events, from the small to the very large. Checklists let you see how green you can make your event.
Serve on a Sustainability Committee
Participating in Loyola's sustainability programs and related initiatives directly is a great way collaborate with colleagues in other departments. Plus you bring fresh perspectives and have the knowledge specific to your work that can be shared and integrated with advancing sustainability at Loyola.
- Serving on one of the
- Delivering a guest lecture during our monthly Sustainability Speaker Series
- Joining the Office of Sustainability for one of our weekly guest blogging events
- Consider leading a sustainability focused Alternative Break Immersion.
Health & Benefits Actions
Human Resources and Academic Affairs have programs that encourage healthy living and sustainable life/work arrangements.
Enjoy Local, Sustainably Produced Food
You can also take part in the Local Food Movement by supporting the student-run community gardening and sustainable agriculture endeavors. Visit the Farmers Market at Loyola Ave & Sheridan Rd all summer for fresh, local foods, and sign up for the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), run by students at the Sustainable Student Farm at the Loyola University Chicago Retreat & Ecology Campus (LUREC) in McHenry County, Illinois.
If you have specific questions or recognize opportunities to augment sustainability at Loyola, please contact the Office of Sustainability.