Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Events

This page will be updated weekly to feature digital events for SES students. These events are not open to the general public. Students, please check your email for events links and registration (when required). 

Questions or trouble finding the link? Email Kevin Erickson: kerickson2@luc.edu.

FEATURED EVENTS THIS WEEK

Upcoming Events 

Monday 11/23 - 11:30 AM
Discussion: Let's Talk: Privelege, Racism, and Collective Healing
LUC- White Coats for Black Lives. Featuring: Tandra Rutledge, Director, Business Development, Riveredge Hospital. Register Here 

Tuesday 11/24 - 8:30-9:00 AM   
Guided Meditation 
Health Sciences Ministry staff lead a weekly 20 minute guided reflection using relaxation, centering, and mindfulness techniques. Choose to attend on-or-off camera. We begin at 8:30 AM and conclude by 8:50 AM. You may email HSC Chaplain Ann Hillman, ahillman@luc.edu, to receive the weekly Zoom link.

Tuesday 12/1 - 8:30-9:00 AM   
Guided Meditation 
Health Sciences Ministry staff lead a weekly 20 minute guided reflection using relaxation, centering, and mindfulness techniques. Choose to attend on-or-off camera. We begin at 8:30 AM and conclude by 8:50 AM. You may email HSC Chaplain Ann Hillman, ahillman@luc.edu, to receive the weekly Zoom link.

Tuesday 12/1 - 9:45-11:00 AM   
Sustainable Business Management Speaker Series
Joseph Meyer, Ten Thousand Villages (pre-recorded, watch anytime) (FairTrade; social enterprise)
Register Here

Tuesday 12/1 - 1:00-2:15 PM   
Presentation: "The Future of Food: Retail as a proxy for the evolving world."
Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council (CFPAC). Learn about the already-evolving food retail marketplace and the changes wrought by the COVID 19 pandemic. Register Here

Tuesday 12/1 - 6:00-7:00 PM   
Presentation: From Environmental to Climate Justice
This program, presented by Josephine M. Balzac-Arroyo, Rollins College Department of Social Entrepreneurship, will examine the ethical motivations behind the movements, the actions being taken and how both environmental and climate justice are necessary in order to protect our planet and present future generations. Register Here

Thursday 12/3 - 9:45-11:00 AM   
Sustainable Business Management Speaker Series
Thad Smith, Westside Bee Boyz (social enterprise) Register Here

Thursday 12/3 - 1:30 PM   
LUC Film Discussion: Daughters of the Dust
Participants will screen the films on their own time. Then, participants will meet to discuss the film. Presenters will present briefly on each film before opening discussion. Supplementary materials will be provided for further watching and reading. Supplementary materials, and links for the films and the Zoom meetings will be sent to registrants in advance of the discussion sessions. As a result, registration is required. Register Here

Friday 12/4 - 10:00 AM   
Chicago Botanic Garden Science Seminar Series: Conservation, Restoration
Featuring Chicago Botanic Garden staff: Gretel Kiefer (Plants of Concern), Jacob Zeldin (Restoration Research), Dave Sollenberger (Seed Bank), and Emma Oschrin (Project Budburst). Email Amanda Bartosiak for link: amanda.bartosiak@northwestern.edu.

Friday 12/4 - 7:00 PM   
Presentation: Cultivating Science and Environmental Justice
With more than 355,000 hazardous waste sites and 550,000 abandoned mines in the U.S., it is not uncommon to find residential areas located next to them. Discover how Dr. Monica Ramirez-Andreotta engaged affected communities using gardens and citizen science. Community members investigated and evaluated the contaminants in their areas while cultivating gardens to improve the environmental health of their neighborhoods. Register Here

Sunday 12/13 - 1:00 PM
Presentation: Regenerative Agriculture with Gabe Brown (hosted by the Center for Agrarian Learning @ MCC)
Nationally recognized North Dakota farmer and rancher Gabe Brown stands at the forefront of the regenerative agriculture movement. He is perhaps best known for popularizing the concept of cover crop cocktails as a key strategy for jumpstarting soil health and nourishing soil biology. Free event but registration is required. Register Here

Tuesday 12/15 - 6:00-7:00 PM
Presentation: Accelerating Women’s Environmental and Climate Solutions in the U.S.
Join Women's Earth Alliance (WEA), the Sierra Club, and Women Climate and Environmental Justice Leaders from our 2020 Accelerator for a virtual gathering to learn about women-led climate and environmental justice initiatives rising throughout the U.S. and take action to implement cutting edge solutions in your home and community. Register Here

Thursday 12/17 - 2:30-4:00 PM
Presentation: Building Food Council Networks That Support Health, Local Economies, and Equity: Stories from Kansaa, Michigan, and North Carolina
Presenters will discuss how they have leveraged partnerships to support more democratic action on local food, farming, and health issues and inform state policy. They will discuss responses to COVID-19 in their work, the importance of using an equity lens, lessons learned, and where their work is going next. Register Here

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