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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

In the classroom

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.


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 26. Or if you're interested in seeing the political process in action, head to Springfield on April 22 for a Green Lobby Day.   REGISTER

WBEZ Morning Shift Interview

Great Lakes Pollution

Nutrient pollution has recently been connected to adverse impacts for ecological and economic systems across the Great Lakes Region. A two-day symposium in Chicago is examining the current state of nutrient management in the Great Lakes, what policies are working and how stakeholders can work towards solutions. Founding Director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Nancy Tuchman featured in this radio interview.   LEARN MORE

Staff Profile

Gina Lettiere, Commitment to Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to our IES Sustainability Specialist, Gina Lettiere, winner of the Staff Council Commitment to Excellence Award for March 2015. Thank you for all you do!   MORE

Faculty Award

Chicago Audubon Society Award

Dr. Rueben Keller was recently recognized as a "Protector of the Environment" by the Chicago Audubon Society 2015 Environmental Awards.   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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