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Healing Earth launches!

healing earthOn Friday, January 28, 2016, Healing Earth will officially be launched. The work of hundreds of collaborators over four years has produced a groundbreaking text that we hope will help more people understand, connect with and act on the pressing environmental issues facing us today.

Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions March 17–19, 2016

CCC3This year’s conference “Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions” will delve into international policy, new economics, and the climate justice and grassroots activism occurring worldwide due to climate change.

Loyola University Chicago Celebrates Laudato Si’ with Environmental Event

luc_logoLoyola University Chicago will host a day-long colloquium dedicated to exploring and reacting to Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, on Wednesday, September 9 at the University’s Lake Shore Campus. The event, “Caring for our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology and Justice,” precedes Pope Francis’s September visit to the United States and celebrates Loyola’s continued commitment to sustainability.

The July 2015 conference in Melbourne, Australia

melbourne_2015The July 2015 conference in Melbourne, Australia focused on “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice.” Close to 200 leaders of Jesuit higher education institutions around the world spent three days discussing current collaborative projects and seeking future opportunities. The challenges and opportunities were well articulated in a video on “Social Justice and the Jesuit University” that complements a document on the same subject entitled “The Promotion of Justice in the Universities of the Society.” The video, document, program, extended interview with Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, can be found on this site.

The Pope Would Approve: Innovation At Loyola University Chicago Stems From Sustainability

Screen-Shot-2015-07-06-at-3.59.13-PMWhen Pope Francis released an encyclical (the Pope’s version of an open letter to the world) on climate change last month, he pulled no punches.

“The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth,” Francis said. “In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.”

Here in Chicago, one Catholic university not only heard the Pope’s call to action on climate change, but had already hit the ground running.

“It’s in our wheelhouse, this idea of raising awareness on environmental issues and then calling for action,” said Nancy Tuchman, director of Loyola University Chicago’s Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES). “It not only reinforces what we do, it has encouraged us to go farther.”

Loyola Retreat and Ecology Campus: Summer Courses

bio266-1280x444This summer, take a course in Loyola’s “wilderness classroom” at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability.