Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Videos

  • Climate Change Conference

    Mary Robinson's Keynote Address

    The recording of Mary Robinson's keynote at "Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home" is now online.
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    Caring for our Common Home

    On occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), over 30 leaders from our network gathered in the holy city of Assisi for 4 days of strategic planning and then traveled to Rome to meet Pope Francis.
  • Alumni Achievements

    Algae: Brewery Wastewater's Second Chance

    Jakob Nalley is an alum of Loyola University Chicago's Environmental Science program. He's now a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University's W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, studying the role algae can play in cleaning up brewery wastewater streams and turning them into sources for biofuels.
  • Local Food System

    No Impact Meal - A More Mindful Dinner

    The No Impact Meal (NIM) program is transforming our relationship with food on campus, one meal at a time. Led by a group sustainability interns since the spring of 2015, the program prepares a local and sustainable meal in Loyola’s residence halls, which allows students to make a conscious connection to their food.
  • Water Conservation

    Stormwater Management

    Loyola has a close relationship with Lake Michigan in more ways than one. Here's how Loyola's Lake Shore Campus uses stormwater management to help keep Chicago's waters clean.
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    Performance at 2016 Climate Change Conference

    Performing live to composer Frank Ticheli's Earth Song, the Loyola University Chorale and Loyola Dance Theatre joined the Institute for Environmental Sustainability to reflect on and celebrate climate change initiatives. Mundelein Auditorium on Friday, March 18, 2016.
  • Urban Agriculture

    A Conversation with Urban Agriculture Coordinator Kevin Erickson

    Kevin Erickson starts his day by biking to work at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES). His mornings are busy as he regularly collaborates with Rogers Park community partners about sustainable agriculture ideas or assists with student projects in Loyola’s Ecodome.
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    Loyola's Edible Mushroom Project

    Brendan Goodwin, a junior studying food systems and sustainable agriculture, and Chance Moore, a junior studying environmental science, met second semester of their freshman year in STEP Food Systems.
  • A Sustainable Solution

    See how Loyola’s Farmers Market blends sustainability, social justice.
  • Documentary Film

    Student Operation for Avian Relief (SOAR)

    Loyola University Chicago student Matthew Grcic produced this documentary about SOAR. The film played at the 2015 Cincinnati Film Festival, the 2015 Lake Erie Arts and Film Festival, and the 2015 6th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.
  • IES Construction

    IES Time Lapse

    The Institute of Environmental Sustainability combines academic, residential and research spaces in one innovative new facility.
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    Growing Food at Loyola

    Students describe their experience in the experiential course, Solutions To Environmental Problems (STEP): Food Systems
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    Institute of Environmental Sustainability

    Nancy Tuchman, PhD, founding director of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, introduces the new institute and exciting programs taking shape at Loyola University Chicago.
  • IES summer courses at LUREC

    This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability.
  • Conservation of Neotropical Ecosystems

    See the experience of the Study Abroad course in Belize.
  • Invasives to Energy Webinar Presentation

    Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Environmental Sustainability has initiated the Invasives to Energy project, which aims to develop financial incentives for private organizations actively managing invasive species.
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    Growing Food at Loyola

    Students describe their experience in the experiential course, Solutions To Environmental Problems (STEP): Food Systems
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    Composting at Loyola University Chicago

    Composting is an essential part of living a sustainable life, and here is why you should do it.
  • The Importance of Bird Watching

    Loyola University Chicago graduate student Amaechi Ugwu created this short documentary for the final project of his film class about Fr. Mitten's interest in bird conservation.
  • Tap Water Challenge

    As part of our civic engagement project we decided to conduct our own Tap Water Challenge which encourages participants to try and taste the difference between tap and bottled water.
  • Office of Sustainability

    A quick animated video showing the value of Loyola's sustainability efforts.
  • University Sustainability

    What is unique about the program we have here at Loyola is that we're in a very urban environment, we have an urban campus and yet we're doing very progressive environmental activities on campus that are significantly lowering our carbon footprint.
  • Ecological Laboratory

    At Loyola's Retreat & Ecology Campus, students can take an ecology laboratory course and experience nature as their classroom.
  • Sowing the Seeds of Change

    The new Institute of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago combines academics and research with sustainable agriculture and community living. And it does it all in one amazing facility.
  • Video

    Caring for our Common Home

    On occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), over 30 leaders from our network gathered in the holy city of Assisi for 4 days of strategic planning and then traveled to Rome to meet Pope Francis.