The Biodiesel Program at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability is hosting its annual Thanksgiving cooking oil collection drive. Community members who deep fry their Thanksgiving turkeys or have containers of used cooking oil in their kitchens are encouraged to donate it to the University. Students will turn the oil donations into biodiesel, a renewable replacement of petroleum diesel fuel. The fuel helps power shuttle buses running between Loyola’s Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses.
To kick off the holiday season, Loyola University Chicago, Rogers Park Business Alliance, and Alderman Joe Moore of the 49th Ward are co-hosting the inaugural Polar Palooza, a two-day outdoor winter festival, at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus for Chicago’s north side.
Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is partnering with the Village of Vernon Hills for the annual Winter Wonderland Light Show. Visitors will experience 97 acres of holiday lights from their own vehicles, accompanied by music from a local radio station.