Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
International Jesuit Ecology Project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Loyola University Chicago and the International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) launched Healing Earth, a free digital environmental science textbook. Available online, the textbook is intended for fourth-year secondary school students, first-year university students, adult learners, and independent learners worldwide.
The text takes a global approach to environmental issues through Ignatian pedagogy—a method that challenges students to see scientifically, evaluate ethically, reflect spiritually, and act effectively. More than 90 scholars from Jesuit institutions across the world contributed to the project, which is already being utilized by educators in more than 40 cross-curricular classrooms teaching biology, theology, social science, fine arts, and public health courses.
To view the text, visit healingearth.ijep.net. To learn more about the project and collaboration, visit LUC.edu/ijep.

About The International Jesuit Ecology Project
For more than 500 years, the Jesuits have affected social change through education. The International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) is comprised of nearly 100 international scholars with expertise in environmental science, environmental ethics, and environmental spirituality who have thought deeply about how to make environmental science education accessible to the world’s most marginalized populations. To learn more about IJEP and its projects, visit LUC.edu/ijep.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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