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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Food Systems

What is local?  What is seasonal? The food served on campus - where is it sourced from?  Is it produced in ways that do not harm people, the soils, or water?  How are our eating behaviors impacting society in ways that impede a just society and do we contribute to environmental degradation?

These questions prompted students, faculty, and staff to make a commitment to investigate industrial agriculture and understand its impacts on a local, national and global scale.  When an issue is explored, discussed and researched, the Loyola community responds in ways that seek to create solutions. 

Solutions to Environmental Problems: Food Systems

Students can take the STEP Food Systems course to engage in multidisciplinary study and student-led projects related to the many activities involved in food production and consumption. Read more...

Sustainable Agriculture Course

At the Retreat & Ecology Campus, students have the opportunity to explore the theory and practice of modern sustainable agriculture. Read more...

Urban Agriculture

The Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens Project provides interactive, real-world educational tools for the entire Loyola community. Read more...

Loyola Farmer's Market

The Loyola's Farmer's Market at our Lakeshore campus brings local, sustainable food to the campus community. Read more...

Student Farm

The student farm at the Retreat & Ecology campus offers students a unique opportunity to study and experience sustainable agriculture. Read more...

Edible Landscaping

With input from students, Loyola's campus plan includes landscape with edible flora. Read more...

Green Threads: Aramark

Loyola's dining partner, Aramark, summarizes its commitment to environmental sustainability through the Green Threads program. Read more...

Dining Advisory Committee

Anyone in the Loyola community can become involved in discussions of food purchasing policies and sustainable practices. Read more...

Engrained Cafe at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Opening in the Fall of 2013, the Institute for Environmental Sustainability includes an organic cafe based on sustainable dining principles. Read more...

Hunger Week

Loyola participates in Hunger Week each year to engage the community by standing in solidarity with those who hunger. Read more...

Annual Sustainabile Dinner

Loyola's Gannon Center for Women & Leadership sponsors a sustainable dinner each year, focusing on the ethics of sustainable food that is sourced locally. Read more...

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Institute of Environmental Sustainability
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Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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