Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Student Organizations

Join students on campus to explore new experiences to make your time at Loyola all the more impactful. Meeting your peers and engaging others promotes change on campus, locally, and globally. Below you will find several student groups at Loyola that have an environmental focus.

Student Environmental Alliance: The Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) is a campus organization dedicated to protecting and sustaining the natural environment. SEA accomplishes this through education and action. Through education and action, the students take this new awareness and translate it into tangible actions to stop environmental destruction and create solutions for a better future. Contact Us

Growers Guild: Growers Guild promotes sustainability initiatives on campus by introducing the community to urban agriculture and permaculture techniques. By creating garden spaces and edible landscapes, students and community members are invited to partake in the maintenance of these plots and gain hands-on learning opportunities. Contact Us

Restoration Club: Restoration Club is all about teaching and learning about ecological restoration. We focus on the restoration going on in the greater Chicago area. We are a group of people that like working in and enjoying natural areas in Chicago not only for the ecological benefit, but to also make friends and start discussions on the importance of restoration. Join the club for a Restoration Day at LURECContact Us

Food Recovery Network: The Food Recovery Network (FRN) prevents food waste from ending up in landfills by serving the local community. Join this student organization to connect with fellow students passionate about sustainability and social justice. Contact Us

Sunrise Movement: The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. Join an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people. Contact Us

Engineers for Social Justice: The purpose of Engineers for Social Justice (ESJ) is to educate and develop skills relevant to the engineering profession by participating in community service-based projects in the Chicagoland area. Current and past projects include – Stormwater management for a Sheridan Rd Condo, Raingardens, and water resources for rural Tanzania. Contact Us

Students for Sustainable Energy through Anaerobic Digestion: Learn about anaerobic digestion (AD) as an up-and-coming green energy technology that facilitates a circular economy, and help advocate for AD on Loyola's campus. Leadership and E-board positions available! Contact Us

Group for Environmental Medicine and Sustainability: Medical, Nursing, and Public Health students at the Health Science Campus exploring the intersections of sustainability and wellness. Contact Us

Save the Earth from A to Z: ASEZ is devoted to carrying out the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals in order to build a prosperous future through various activities for the Chicago community. As a result, our services will reach whoever is in need, inside and outside of the Loyola community. Contact Us

ChainLinks: One of Loyola's social enterprises designed and operated by Loyola students, ChainLinks is a bike rental business launched by students in the Bike Club and supports the local bike culture. So save some time and grab a bike to get around town. Contact Us

Net Impact: Net Impact inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world, with a particular focus on the role of business as a force for good. Loyola has both an undergraduate and a graduate chapter.  Contact Us

Student Government: The Student Government of Loyola Chicago (SGLC) is committed to voice the concerns of the student body, to act as an instrument for the cooperation of students, faculty and administration, to provide an open forum for dialogue and a voice for student opinions concerning the traditions, ideas, and affairs of the University. SGLC strives to afford all undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in the management of their own affairs. Contact Us

Environmental Law Society: The Environmental Law Society is committed to improving student awareness and education in the field of environmental affairs from ethical, legal, scientific, economic, policy and sociological perspectives. The ELS seeks to promote the improvement of ecological integrity through regular meetings, speaker series, legislative monitoring, and other means that may arise. Contact Us

Renewable Energy at Loyola (REAL): REAL strives to maintain Loyola’s status on the leading edge of green technology implementation. Focusing mainly on wind turbine and solar cell technologies we aim to include individuals with a wide range of interests and studies including physics, computer science, engineering, environmental science, business, marketing, public relations, and anyone with an attraction to alternative energy.

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