Our Early Bird Registration has been extended through February 10,2016. This year's conference will delve into international policy, new economics, climate justice and grassroots activism occurring worldwide due to climate change.
Loyola University Chicago and the International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) launched Healing Earth, a free online environmental science textbook aimed at first year university students, fourth-year secondary school students, adult learners and those most marginalized worldwide. The textbook’s goal is to heighten awareness of our planet’s environmental issues through Ignatian Pedagogy—a method that challenges students to see scientifically, evaluate ethically, reflect spiritually and act effectively.
Join IES for our monthly research seminar series. February will feature IES assistant professor and applied plant biologist, Ray Dybzinski. Dybzinski has expertise both in the mathematical representation of complex natural and anthropogenically-forced systems (such as forests, farm fields and grasslands) and in the connections between ecological theory, observations and experiments.
A new era calls for new tools. Loyola University-Chicago’s International Jesuit Ecology Project has created a new environmental science e-textbook and multimedia project called “Healing Earth.” The project goes beyond science to add the perspectives of ethics, spirituality, and action. Listen to the entire Worldview interview here.
From February 7 to April 2, join us in Recyclemania--a national competition among colleges and universities to measure and compare waste reduction over an eight-week period. Our goal? To continue increasing our recycling rate each year. In 2015, Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus exceeded a 50% recycling rate for the first time. We aim to build on this momentum and increase our recycling rate each year.
Looking for a summer internship at LUREC? How about a scholarship to develop your own research project? Check out the myriad of opportunities available for you to get real life environmental science experience outside of the classroom. Most deadlines are between March and May 2016.
On April 21, 2016, the Illinois Environmental Council will be holding an Earth Day of Action and Climate Rally outside the Capitol Building in Springfield. This is a critical day for the environmental community's agenda in Springfield, and this year is particularly important because of the clean energy and climate change issues being considered by state legislators. There will be hundreds of supporters out to support clean energy and we are looking for Loyola Students to join this cause! IES and the Office of Community Relations will be providing transportation for LUC students—early sign-up is key!
“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods,” the statement says. “It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”