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Searle Biodiesel Lab receives award

On July 21, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability’s Searle Biodiesel Lab was honored along with four other Chicagoland organizations by the Environmental Protection Agency. The five were among 21 recognized nationwide with the 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award.  

IES In the News

Pope’s decree fuels debate in academy on fossil fuel divestment

Read this feature in Times Higher Education, quoting Nancy Tuchman.   READ MORE

Professor profile

He’s using more than science in the fight against invasive species

Assistant professor Reuben Keller, PhD, is an expert on invasive species, and he’s taking a new approach to try to solve an age-old problem. “You’ve got to go beyond ecology,” Keller says. “I learned that pretty quickly.”   READ MORE

Climate Change

Pope's Encyclical

“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods,” the statement says. “It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”   READ MORE


Encyclical and Climate Change in the News

Read what Loyola Theologians and Scientists have to say about the Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment.   READ MORE

Staff Profile

Eniko Racz, Commitment to Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to our IES Business Manager, Eniko Racz, winner of the University Staff Council Commitment to Excellence Award for June 2015. Thank you for everything you do!   READ MORE


Loyola's 2015 farmers market season begins June 8 at Loyola Plaza

Ready for some farm fresh fruits and vegetables? June means Farmers Market season has begun and we've got some new vendors. Be sure to check out Farmer Nick's stand—you'll find pasture raised, hormone and antibiotic-free pork, beef, chicken and eggs and don't forget to hit up Bridgeport's very own Pleasant House Bakery for your local grains and pastries. Plus-- many more every Monday.   LEARN MORE

Climate Change

Naomi Klein, author of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," named as our 2016 Climate Change Conference Keynote Speaker

IES is pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for next year's Climate Change Conference: Naomi Klein. Klein's presentation "Ecological Economics: The Impacts of Capitalism, Free trade, and NAFTA on the Acceleration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change," will kick off our third annual Climate Change Conference on March 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Mundelein Auditorium.   LEARN MORE

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