Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability


The Office of Sustainability at Loyola is a resource for you in making your experience at Loyola as rich and transformative as it can be. If you have a question about sustainability at Loyola, in Chicago or around the globe, please contact us and we will work with you to find an answer. If you have ideas for improvements that can be made on campus, in the classroom or somewhere at Loyola, please share them, we are always looking for ideas. Sustainability isn't something that Loyola can do alone, we need your participation and action.

Campus Partners

Facilities Management Department

Loyola's Facilities Management Department oversees capital projects, infrastructure, waste and grounds. Within each project area, whether it is related to energy efficiency in buildings, recycling or water conservation, colleagues in Facilities Management take the lead. The Office of Sustainability works collaboratively with Facilities to support the University's commitment to campus sustainability. While the Facilities Management team works "behind the scenes" to reduce energy consumption, the Office of Sustainability brings their work into "view" for others to see through tours, getting students involved in hands-on projects, and workshops. Projects on which the Facilities Management team partners with the Office are:

  • Waste reduction and recycling
  • High-energy efficient buildings
  • Stormwater management and water conservation
  • Urban agriculture and native landscaping

Learning Community

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with the Learning Community (LC) programs to give students opportunities to engage with their peers and help foster a rewarding educational experience by connecting with faculty and staff on a topic they are passionate about.

Students in the GreenHouse LC engage in learning and activities that help them be mindful of their environmental footprint and encourage their peers of the same.

Sustainability Committees

Transportation, Faith & Sustainability, Landscape & Biodiversity, Waste Reduction. For more information, see our Committees page.

Community Partners