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A CELEBRATION OF THE


2001–2015


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY


Echoing Pope Francis’s call to be better stewards of God’s creation, Loyola has made environmental sustainability a priority. Its efforts have garnered awards and a repu- tation as a leader in sustainability.


2004 First green roof installed


2006 Commitment made to energy-efficient retrofitting and building plan


2007 Biodiesel program launches • University- wide recycling program begins


2009 Loyola pledges that all new buildings will be LEED certified


2010 Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois, purchased • Loyola becomes the first university licensed to sell biodiesel • Urban agriculture projects begin


2011 Sustainable farming begins at Retreat and Ecology Campus • Farmers market opens at Lake Shore Campus


2013 Institute of Environmental Sustainability launches


2014 Loyola named fourth-greenest campus in the country by Sierra magazine


2,270


$3M 5


TONS OF WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS THROUGH RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING


ANNUAL SAVINGS FROM ENERGY EFFICIENCY


STUDENT-RUN, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES AT LOYOLA


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