Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

GreenHouse LC

GreenHouse is home to students who are passionate about the relationships between people and nature and about becoming agents of change for a more sustainable society. As a member of the GreenHouse LC, you can engage in Loyola’s initiatives to develop a more sustainable campus, explore ways that the City of Chicago is working become more sustainable, and experience much of the nature Chicago has to offer, such as the beautiful lake front, forest preserves, and countless farmers’ markets.
GreenHouse is located in San Francisco Hall, a Gold LEED Certified building. The building features a Green House, Clean Energy Laboratory, and a Green Cafe featuring locally and sustainably sourced produce.
Staff Partner 
Aaron Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability, IES
Academic Advisors
Hanna Ricketson
Sample Activities and Events
  • Attend the Climate Change Conference
  • Eat Sunday brunch while learning about food sustainability
  • Learn about global and local energy issues
  • Go to a farmer's market at Loyola
  • Paint mason jars and make flower bouquets
  • Take a tour of the Institute for Environmental Sustainability
  • Participate in No Impact Meal
  • Attend Coffee, Compost, and Conversation
  • Do restoration work at LUREC, Loyola's ecological retreat campus
  • Help with the Peterson Garden Project
  • Engage in Earth Week events with friends
  • Participate in Think Green and Give
Required Courses Fall 2019 
Make sure to sign up for the correct section (the three digits after the hyphen)! 
Choose 1:
  • UCWR 110-033, class 1833: MWF at 12:35pm. Instructor- Julie Fiorelli
  • THEO 186-001, class 3446: MWF at 11:30am. Instructor- William French
Choose 1:
  • UNIV 101-001, class 2291: M at 9:20am. Instructor- David Posner
  • UNIV 101-088, class 6226: F at 12:35pm. Instructor- Hanna Ricketson
  • UNIV 101-091, class 2479: F at 1:40pm. Instructor- Hanna Ricketson