Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

IES Annual Report


Celebrating 10 Years of STEP: Solutions to Environmental Problems

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of IES's most innovative, collaborative, and hands-on program: Solutions to Environmental Problems. Students in STEP don't just learn about today's most pressing environmental problems. They act. They act to convert waste into energy and lower carbon emissions at Loyola by developing the biodiesel fuel that powers our campus shuttles. They act by planting and growing organic vegetables on rooftop gardens and selling that bounty at our student-run farmers market. They act by banning the sale of bottled water on campus and inventorying the campus waste streams in order to develop real solutions to food waste.


View previous versions of the IES Annual Reports, here.