Despite several degrees and years of experience that indicate otherwise, Stephen Mitten, S.J., doesn’t think of himself strictly as a scientist. “I see myself more as a naturalist,” he says. “I’m an ambassador for the environment.” As spiritual director and resident ecology faculty at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus, Fr. Mitten teaches several biology and conservation courses. But his real love is avian ecology.
Fr. Garanzini and Loyola University Chicago are featured in the current issue of Green Building and Design magazine. Read about his environmental sustainability initiative and the greening of our campus over the past 12 years.
The Office for International Programs is offering two programs in Belize with Fr. Stephen Mittens, S.J. in early 2014: J-term program, Tropical Ecosystems of Belize, January 2-11, and Spring Break program, Conservation and Sustainability of Neotropic Ecosystems,February 28-March 9. Applications for both programs are due October 25.
This year’s Loyola P3 team worked on developing sustainable solutions for the treatment of BWW and the recycling of waste streams back into the Biodiesel production process.
The 2013 Loyola University Chicago Farmers Market seeks to increase access to healthy and sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and prepared foods. The Farmers Market takes place at the southwest corner of Albion and Sheridan Roads every Monday, 3-7 p.m. starting June 10 thru October 14.
Founding Director Nancy Tuchman, PhD, was featured on Fox 32 News talking about the new Institute of Environmental Sustainability.
Governor Quinn and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council have officially recognized Loyola as a Gold-level school for sustainability goals in higher education as established by the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.