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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

High School Outreach

What We Do

We want to make environmental education a part of every high school student's education. We use biodiesel as a working example of conservation, energy cycles, and sustainability. Here is some of the support we provide:


Program Background

In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Loyola University Chicago a People, Prosperity, and the Planet grant of $75,000 to launch a biodiesel educational outreach program to local high schools. The grant was co-authored by STEP: Biodiesel student Luke Beasley.

To fulfill this grant, we promised to use biodiesel production as an educational tool to teach thousands of high school students about biodiesel and renewable energy. Specifically, we committed to:

With this two year grant our high school outreach project has:


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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