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Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is tasked with implementing the Loyola Climate Action Plan and sustainability elements of Plan2020, Loyola's Strategic Plan. New projects and initiatives are reviewed and considered by this group before they are advanced for university support or funding. Anyone interested in presenting a sustainability project should contact Loyola's Director of Sustainability, Aaron Durnbaugh for more information. adurnbaugh@luc.edu

  • Aaron Durnbaugh, Director of Sustainability, School of Environmental Sustainability – Chair
  • Nancy Tuchman, Director, School of Environmental Sustainability
  • Kana Henning, Asst. Vice President, Facilities
  • Deb Schmidt-Rogers, Residence Life and Student Development Representative
  • Judy Malas, Student Government of Loyola Chicago Executive Sustainability Officer and Chair of The Green Initiative Fund, SGLC
  • Amanda Huegelmann, Student Environmental Alliance Co-President, SEA
  • Jo Beth D’Agostino, Assoc. Provost, Office of the Provost
  • Kevin Stevens, Dean, Quinlan School of Business

Visit the Sustainability Committee website for more detailed information, project applications, and history.

The Green Initiative Fund Council

A subcommittee of Student Government at Loyola Chicago, this group of students oversees Loyola's student sustainability fund, TGIF.

CampuScape Committee

Co-chairs: Brian Ohsowski, Aaron Durnbaugh
This committee meets each month to discuss matters related to the landscape, trees, and wildlife on the lakeside campuses. We encourage any student, staff or faculty that is working on a project related to Loyola’s outdoors to share their work with the committee. If you would like to present or simply attend and listen, please contact Aaron Durnbaugh for more information.

Transportation Committee

Co-chairs: Gretchen Carey, Megan Conway
This committee meets each month to discuss matters related to transportation, biking, public transit, parking, shuttles and pedestrian issues. Members include representatives from the Office of Sustainability, Student Development, Facilities, Capital Development, Human Resources and United Student Government Association.

Please note: All committee meetings are open to attendance. All committees are voluntary and have limited authority but are opportunities to share ideas and concerns with the Loyola Administration. If you are interested in officially joining one of these committees, or wish to be added to an agenda, please send an email to sustainability@luc.edu describing your interest, qualifications and commitment to monthly participation.

Campus Green Teams and Sustainability Committees

Many Departments and Schools at Loyola have organized green teams or committees at various times. These include University Libraries, Information Technology Services, Marketing and Communications, BVM Hall and the Health Sciences Campus. You can find resources to start your own Green Team here and if you'd like to invite us to come and talk with your group about what your office or department can do to contribute to sustainability, please contact us at sustainability@luc.edu.