Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

GreenHouse LC

GreenHouse is home to students who are passionate about the relationships between people and nature and about becoming agents of change for a more sustainable society. As a member of the GreenHouse LC, you can engage in Loyola’s initiatives to develop a more sustainable campus, explore ways that the City of Chicago is working become more sustainable, and experience much of the nature Chicago has to offer, such as the beautiful lake front, forest preserves, and countless farmers’ markets.
GreenHouse is located in San Francisco Hall, a Gold LEED Certified building. The building features a Green House, Clean Energy Laboratory, and a Green Cafe featuring locally and sustainably sourced produce.
Staff Partner 
Aaron Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability - Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Academic Advisor
Hanna Ricketson
Activities and Programs 
Explore Learn to look for ways to effect change on campus and beyond by participating in energy and waste reduction campaigns, recycling, composting, etc.
Engage Through a close relationship with Loyola's Institute of Environmental Sustainability, GreenHouse LC participants can get involved with many programs and initiatives like: Biodiesel Production Lab and Loyola Retreat and Ecology Center.
Required Courses Fall 2017 (2 courses)
UNIV101 Section 3, 9, 37, or 105
and one of the following:
THEO186 Intro to Religious Ethics - Section 1 - Class 3955
MWF 10:25AM-11:15AM (Dr. William French)
UCWR110 Writing Responsibly - Section 46 - Class 1938
T/Th 8:30AM-9:45AM (Mr. Michael Meinhardt)
UCWR110 Writing Responsibly - Section 60 - Class 5150
T/Th 11:30AM-12:45PM (Mr. Michael Meinhardt)
Required Courses Spring 2018
Spring Learning Community courses will be announced before spring registration.

Course Descriptions 

THEO 186 explores fundamental moral sources and methods in Christian ethics in dialogue with the ethical understandings of at least one other religious tradition. As religion is a powerful shaper of ideas and human action, we will examine some of the resources that different religious traditions of the world offer for promoting ecological responsibility, by seeing how they describe nature, how they evaluate nonhuman nature’s relationship to humanity, how they define “community” to include or exclude the nonhuman world, and how they relate or do not relate the “sacred” to the natural world. CORE Ethics
UCWR 110 instructs students in the conventions of academic writing. Students will develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing their writing and will receive instruction in how to write clear, error free prose. Students will learn responsibility to their readers, to their sources, and to themselves as writers. This class will include writing about environmental issues for a broad public. CORE Writing Seminar