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Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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STEP courses give students chance to make a difference

Students each semester in the Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) class study, develop, and enact a service project to address a local environmental issue. The fun part? They get to pick the undertaking they want to study.


April 20-24, 2015

Bike 2 Campus Week

Ride! Record! Reward! Loyola is competing against NU, IIT, UIC, UoC and many others to win the title for most bicycle trips around Chicago. Ride your bike anywhere during the week of April 20-24 and record those trips to win cool prizes. As an added bonus, rent your bike at Chainlinks and get a free Chipotle Burrito Coupon while supplies last.   LEARN MORE

Weekend of Excellence

IES students take top honor at Weekend of Excellence

IES LUREC Biodiversity Research Interns Catherine Pacholski (Environmental Science 2015) and Samantha Keyport (Biology 2016) have won the STEM Outstanding Loyola Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2015 awarded at this year's Weekend of Excellence. Their research was titled Ecosystem Profile Assessment of Biodiversity at LUREC.   READ MORE

LUREC Summer Session starts May 11, 2015

This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability. Act Now! Registration closes on April 24th.   WATCH VIDEO

Save the Date

IES events

Interested in seeing the political process in action? Sign up to head to Springfield on April 22 for a Green Lobby Day. Or would you rather head to Kankakee to go on a mushroom hunt?   LEARN MORE


Fellowships and Internships

Incredible opportunities for funded research fellowships and internships are here! Whether it's the Farmers Market or Biodiversity/Restoration Internships, or the Carbon or IES Undergraduate Research Fellowships, applications deadlines are approaching fast.  

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Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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