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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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STEP courses give students chance to make a difference

Students each semester in the Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) class study, develop, and enact a service project to address a local environmental issue. The fun part? They get to pick the undertaking they want to study.


Weekend of Excellence

Weekend of Excellence 2015

Many of our IES students will be participating in Loyola's fifth annual Weekend of Excellence from April 16-19. Check out this profile of our very own Environmental Science Major (Class of 2015) Erin Ebbesmeyer.   READ MORE

April 20-24, 2015

Bike 2 Campus Week

Ride! Record! Reward! Loyola is competing against NU, IIT, UIC, UoC and many others to win the title for most bicycle trips around Chicago. Ride your bike anywhere during the week of April 20-24 and record those trips to win cool prizes. As an added bonus, rent your bike at Chainlinks and get a free Chipotle Burrito Coupon while supplies last.   LEARN MORE

Save the Date

IES Events

Want something to do in honor of Earth Day? Sign up to green and beautify our Roger's Park and Edgewater communities on Saturday, April 18. Or if you're interested in seeing the political process in action, head to Springfield on April 22 for a Green Lobby Day.   REGISTER


IES one of five LEED certified buildings on campus

The Institute of Environmental Sustainability received LEED Gold designation in November 2014. The 217,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility at the University‚Äôs Lake Shore Campus includes clean energy and biodiesel production labs; a green house; two aquaponics systems; an ecodome; classrooms; San Francisco Hall, a 412-bedroom residence hall; and the largest geothermal heating and cooling installation in Chicago.   READ MORE

LUREC Summer Session starts May 11, 2015

This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability.   WATCH VIDEO


Fellowships and Internships

Incredible opportunities for funded research fellowships and internships are here! Whether it's the Farmers Market or Biodiversity/Restoration Internships, or the Carbon or IES Undergraduate Research Fellowships, applications deadlines are approaching fast.  

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Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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