What follows is a list of ideas, some of which have been successful projects. This is not an exhaustive list.
Outreach and Engagement
- Event and speaker – Funding provides travel and honorarium as well as marketing, food, and materials (e.g. WaterWeek or Zero Waste athletic event).
- Conference – Funding provides travel and outreach for Loyola community post-conference.
- Community partnerships – Funding supports events or workdays off-campus.
- Garden or landscape project – Funding supports native, edible or educational gardens. Anything ‘living’ has additional considerations and scrutiny.
- Equipment – Funding supports the purchase of equipment that facilitates sustainability improvements on campus.
- Feasibility study for potential infrastructure – Funding supports studies that document the financial and environmental feasibility of facility improvements.
- Study – There are many sustainability projects that require preliminary studies on the impact and best approach. (e.g. water conservation behavior change, waste audits).
- Survey – An aspect of considering potential change is to explore the interests and affinities of the Loyola community. (e.g. commuter options survey).
The following projects have been advanced through the Sustainability Committee:
- GoSolar – A student campaign to explore and install on-site photovoltaics.
- Cycle and Recycle Center – A student initiative to install and operate a ‘Hard-to-Recycle Items’ collection spot at Lake Shore Campus.
- REALWind – A student initiative to monitor and analyze wind resources on the Lake Shore Campus.
- Anti-Idling Policy – A staff initiative to reduce vehicle idling on Loyola campuses.
- Air-Travel Emissions website – A new resource to help members of the Loyola community recognize and reduce their air travel emissions.