Tag Archive for institute of environmental sustainability

Geographic Information Systems

gis_layers-250x273The Office of Sustainability is home to Loyola’s blossoming GIS capabilities and courses. With state-of-the-art facilities and software, a full-time GIS Specialist is on staff to handle all mapping, visualization and analysis to improve the University’s understanding and actions toward greater sustainability.

LUREC Work Day

WD_axeRestoration workdays are held at LUREC every second Saturday.  We work to remove invasive plants that are degrading the woodland and wetland, and we also work to restore the growth of native plants.  Your work might include cutting shrubs and trees and bringing the wood to a bonfire or a wood chipper, pulling garlic mustard, collecting native seed on the prairie, sowing those seeds on cleared areas.

Rosemarie Rochetta Wessies Rooftop Garden

Ecodome-2560x1424Located on the Quinlan Life Science Building is the Rosemarie Rochetta Wessies Rooftop Garden which houses the first garden as part of Urban Agriculture Demonstration Gardens project. This garden is a demonstration and exploration of three-season (spring, summer, fall) growing seasons a variety of seasonal herbs, produce and flowers.

Urban Agriculture

urban-garden-demo-proj420Two gardens on Loyola’s campus demonstrate some of the best small-scale urban agriculture techniques from Chicago and the world. This demonstration is intended to educate students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as the greater community.

Farmers Market

Loyola-FarmersMarketsThe Market is a direct result of a student project in the Loyola’s Solutions To Environmental Problems (STEP) Food Systems course. Conceptualized and planned by the students, the Market’s goals are to: Increase access to fresh nutritious locally grown and produced foods to community members in a densely populated urban setting; To contribute to Loyola’s mission to serve those in need by providing a community gathering place where fresh, nutritious foods are affordable; To support small growers that apply sustainable agriculture and land conservation practices

Think Green and Give

20140512193724!LoyolauniversitycrestThink Green and Give is a charitable collection event in which gently used, clean clothing and household items, and nonperishable unopened food/toiletries are collected at the end of the academic year when students move out of the residence halls for the summer.