Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability


There are many opportunities for students to take real, meaningful action. Getting involved through active participation can be done individually or by collaborating with your peers.

Start living sustainably on Loyola's campus now using our Guide to Living Green on Campus! Created by students living on campus, the Living Guide shares basic steps to reduce energy, share resources and other tips to save money and resources.

Visit the calendar often to see what events and opportunities exist to learn about and get involved in sustainability at Loyola.

Check out our Small Event Sustainability Checklist for tips on how to make your student gatherings and events greener.

Sustainability Focus Areas

Choose a focus area to explore actions you can take for that issue.


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Extra-Curricular Activities

Student Organizations

Joining other students on campus to explore issues results in new experiences that will make your time at Loyola all the more impactful.

Meet your peers and engage other students to promote change on campus, locally and globally. Click Student Organizations for a complete listing.

Here you will find several student groups at Loyola that have an environmental focus.

Sustainability Projects

To make your organization's project a success, it is sometimes necessary to get additional support, whether that means ideas or financial resources. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a fund from students, for students to enable projects that expand environmental and global consciousness as well as impact sustainable behaviors on campus.

TGIF is a joint staff, faculty, and student operated fund started in Fall 2013 and sponsored by the Division of Student Development.  Loyola students are encouraged to find inspiration and need at Loyola's Lakeshore and Water Tower Campuses in addition to Roger's Park pertaining to sustainability and environmental concerns.  Once possible solutions are identified, students may apply for funding to complete their own projects.  Students are required to have faculty advisors for their projects.

For larger initiatives, contact the Office of Sustainability directly to discuss your project.

Alternative Break Immersions

Campus Ministry offers several Alternative Break Immersions throughout the year that have a sustainability topic. This is a great opportunity for students to give back to communities and learn about how they can lead more sustainable lives. Read more....