Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Landscape & Biodiversity

 Loyola’s campus landscapes are award winning locations that connect to Chicago and the larger ecological region, providing the campus community with rich spiritual and ecological experiences. 

 

Storm Water Management

Loyola's landscaping is designed to support sustainable storm water management practices, keeping millions of gallons from the sewer system and reducing community flooding. Read more...

Ecological Restoration

At the Retreat & Ecology Campus, Loyola is in the process of restoring the biodiversity of fragile ecosystems in rural Illinois. Read more...

Green Rooftops

Loyola has more green roofs than any other college in the midwest. Read more...

Native Landscaping

Native landscaping is used on Loyola's grounds for a variety of environmental benefits. Read more...

Migratory Bird Window Collisions

Loyola students created SOAR: Student Operation for Avian Relief to work with facilities managers to make buildings “bird-safe” during migratory season by closing blinds and turning out lights to prevent birds from flying into windows and by rescuing injured birds for rehabilitation. Read more...

Sustainable Agriculture

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

Gentle Pavement De-Icing

Facilities Management at Loyola uses some sugar beet-based anti-icing granules to protect the watershed and Lake Michigan. Read more...

Smart Irrigation

Loyola's Smart Irrigation System provides the most efficient way to get water to trees and shrubs when stressful dry conditions exist. Read more...

Garden Design Competition

A workshop competition was held in 2015 for students and professional landscape architects and designers to create a garden design for the east lawn of Burrowes Hall. Read more...