Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

How can I help?

The Consumption Reduction & Recycling Committee welcome new volunteers to take part in activities that convey best practices with colleagues and friends. Please take a moment to review the list below of opportunities in which you can get involved in.

Consumption Reduction & Recycling Committee

The Committee meets regularly to evaluate the program and its progress, and share ideas.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to take part to improve Loyola's waste prevention and recycling program. 

Current Projects

  • Paper Reduction
  • Office Supply Reduction
  • Recycling Avenue—Collection of Small Electronics
  • Collection Infrastructure Improvements
  • Think Green and Give—Spring Move Out Collection of Reusable Clothing for Charity

Liaison/Ambassador Program

Liaisons/Ambassadors take time to educate departmental colleagues of several Best_Practices_poster.pdf to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Committee acts as a resource and provides guidance to the Liaisons/Ambassadors of updates, educational events, and other various ways to strengthen Loyola's waste prevention program.

Education Campaign

The Committee has created a working educational campaign to target audiences in the Loyola community of best practices to reduce waste, reuse, and recycle.  Educational activities include exhibiting at campus sponsored events, departmental competitions, student group competitions, dorm competitions and collection/donation drives.  The opportunities to organize fun and educational activities are plentiful. 

Have Great Ideas You Want to Share

Many of us have work practices that save resources. Share those practices with colleagues and the greater Loyola community. Tell your coworkers about practices that reduce waste, recycle, and consumes less energy. If applicable, the Committee will post to this website and share with others during various Univeristy outreach activities.

Contact the Committee

You are invited to contact the Consumption Reduction & Recycling Committee and join us as a committee member, liaison/ambassador, help plan an educational event, or share ideas. Contact us at recycle@luc.edu to take part in creating a sustainable community and help move forward projects that make Loyola University Chicago a leader serving humanity.