Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Waste Diversion

 Loyola is rethinking how materials enter and leave campus and learning how to turn trash into a resource. Loyola also engages the community to keep resources out of landfills and promote wise resource use.

Biodiesel

The Biodiesel program creates an alternative fuel source to reduce toxic emissions. The intercampus shuttle buses use Loyola Biodiesel fuel. Read more...

University Recycling Program

Loyola has a comprehensive campus-wide recycling program, run by Facilities Management, that engages the campus community to reduce waste and recycle. Loyola's recycling program helps students, faculty and staff better understand what can be recycled and how to reduce their carbon footprint. Read more...

Think Green and Give

During move-out each May, students are encouraged to donate un-needed items to charity through the Think Green & Give event. Read more...

Recyclemania!

Loyola keeps moving up the ranks each year in this nationwide recycling competition. Read more...

Composting

Loyola has multiple composting programs, including aerobic composting in our gardens and plate-waste composting in dining halls. Read more...

Offices and Housekeeping

Loyola Offices and Housekeeping are doing their part to reduce consumption. Read more...

Battery, Ink-Jet, & Small Electronic Recycling

Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability oversee the recycling of these additional items. Read more...

Green Cleaning

Cleaning products used on campus meet certain green standards. Read more...