Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability



Each year-- April 22-- is a chance to celebrate Earth Day and the gifts provided our planet and nature. Join us for one of the many events taking place during EarthWeek or find your own way to engage and reflect on your relationship with the Earth’s and it’s resources.

EarthWeek Events

April 17

Living Off Campus and Living Sustainably – DIY Green Cleaners
IES 218
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For those students living off campus that want to find ways to bring sustainability into their homes, join our LOCALS team for a DIY project on green cleaners. Everyone goes home with green clean cleaning products.

April 18

From the Ashes
Damen Cinema 
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

This film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling stories about what is at stake for our economy, health, and climate. See and hear why we need a total energy transition and how Loyola can boldly move to 100% renewable electricity.


April 19

Call Your Reps
Damen Tabling
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stop by the Student Environmental Alliance table to call your state and national elected representatives about critical environmental legislation. Fracking, carbon pricing, and more! This action is in collaboration with the Catholic Divestment Network and students at Jesuit universities across the country.


April 20

(b)Earth Day Party
IES Student Lounge
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an ICE CREAM SOCIAL to celebrate Earth Day and showcase all of the past year's sustainability accomplishments. Sustainability-related student organizations and partners will be on hand to engage visitors and a '2018 State of Sustainability' report will be presented.

April 21

Chicago Clean and Green Day
Around Rogers Park and Edgewater
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join with others across the city in a Spring clean up for sites all around Rogers Park and Edgewater. Check with your alderman’s office for details on the clean up nearest you.

April 22

Arbor Day Tree Planting
Near the Loyola sign on Sheridan Ave. (next to Sullivan Hall)
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Join us for the annual spring tree planting for Lake Shore Campus. Please RSVP in advance, here.  


April 25

Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship @ Loyola
CTRE Seminar Room 152A, Health Sciences Campus
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Loyola is paving the way toward a more just world through its longstanding leadership in sustainability and its emerging role as an academic hub for social entrepreneurship. Join us for a lunch and to learn more about Loyola’s sustainability strategy and its Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, including how you can be involved in these LUC efforts to build a better world. RSVP here.

Other Events

Retreat and Ecology Campus BioBlitz

May 12 – https://www.luc.edu/retreatcampus/ecology/bioblitz/


If you are looking for other ways to volunteer in support of Earth Day, we’ve listed a number of opportunities under our Lollapalooza page. Click here to learn about how Loyola students can support sustainability at Lollapalooza.

EarthWeek Partners

  • Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • Loyola Community Relations
  • Loyola Facilities Department
  • Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus
  • Berger Park Council
  • Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project

Student Organizations

  • Student Environmental Alliance
  • Grower’s Guild
  • NetImpact LUC
  • Loyola Restoration Club
  • Food Recovery Network LUC
  • Fair Trade LUC
  • LUC Mycology Club
  • ChainLinks
  • Student Government of Loyola Chicago
  • The Green Initiative Fund
  • Searle Biodiesel Lab
  • Loyola’s Farmer’s Market