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Campus Sustainability Events

Throughout the year, campus sustainability events provide opportunities to learn, take action, and support environmental initiatives at Loyola and beyond. 

August: Welcome Week

August 26, 2022 - September 2, 2022

Welcome to Loyola! The Office of Sustainability is thrilled to partner with Student Activities & Greek Affairs (SAGA) to host events throughout Welcome Week focused on getting involved in sustainability on campus and the neighborhood. Visit https://www.luc.edu/welcomeweek/ for more information and links to all Welcome Week events. 


Sunday, August 28, 2022 - Glenwood Sunday Farmers Market Walk & Tour

10:00am - 12:00pm 

Join us for a tour of the Glenwood Sunday Farmers Market. Meet by Winthrop Garden at the corner of W Loyola Ave and N Winthrop Ave, and then take a quick walk up to the market.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - How to Live Green at Loyola

5:00pm - 6:30pm | Damen Den

Join the Office of Sustainability and student sustainability leaders in the Damen Den to learn how to get involved and live green at Loyola!

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Thursday, September 1, 2022 - Lakefront Bike Tour

5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Join the Office of Sustainability and Chainlinks for a lakefront bike ride to learn about safe and sustainable bike transportation. Participants should have their own bike or rent one from Chainlinks, Loyola's student-run bike shop. All riders should have a helmet and proper attire for biking.

To rent a bike in advance, contact Chainlinks at chainlinksluc.com or email chainlinksloyola@gmail.com.

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Friday, September 2, 2022 - Compost Bucket Training

12:00pm - 1:30pm | Damen Den

Interested in composting? Join the Office of Sustainability for quick training to participate in LUC's free Compost Bucket Program. We hope to see you there!

September: Transportation Week

September 19 - 25, 2022

Loyola’s campuses offer so many options for sustainable transportation! From the CTA to rental bikes to walkable neighborhoods, celebrate and learn more about climate-friendly transit and how you can get involved during Transportation Week 2022.

October: Energy Week

October 24 - 30, 2022

Loyola has committed to addressing climate change through our campus--and reducing our energy use is a vital part of that commitment. Join us for Energy Week 2022 to learn more about lowering your energy footprint on campus and at home.

November: Food Week

November 14 - 20, 2022

Join us for Food Week 2022 to celebrate sustainable food systems and learn more about how sustainability connects with what’s on our plate. Choosing plant-based foods, eating local, and reducing food waste through composting, food rescue, and more are all ways to participate in Chicago’s sustainable food scene directly. 

February: Waste Week

February 20 - 26, 2023

Loyola’s Lake Shore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences Campuses send over 1,200 tons of materials to landfills every year. That’s more than ten times the weight of The Bean in Millennium Park. Join us for Waste Week 2023 to reconsider the waste we generate and prevent valuable materials from going to landfills.

March: Water Week

March 20 - 26, 2023

Water is one of the most important and unifying issues. From water scarcity to water-related disasters, we depend on water for our health and economy. Celebrate water and everything it provides during Water Week 2023.

April: Earth Week

April 17 - 23, 2023

Celebrate the week leading up to Earth Day on April 22, 2023! Earth Week is an opportunity to reflect on sustainability achievements throughout the year and refresh our commitment to protecting the earth and its inhabitants.

Other Events

There are so many opportunities to get involved at Loyola! Keep an eye out for great events from our partners throughout the year. 

February: Black History Month

March: Climate Change Conference

June: Bike Challenge

Throughout the year, campus sustainability events provide opportunities to learn, take action, and support environmental initiatives at Loyola and beyond.