Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Institute of Environmental Sustainability

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The IES is a small school within Loyola that generates much of the creativity and advocacy for sustainability. Rapidly growing in number of students and academic offerings since it's launch in 2013, the IES is home to the Biodiesel Program, Urban Agriculture and the Loyola Farmers Market. Research strengths include aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, and interdisciplinary efforts into business, the humanities, and public health.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
Multiple

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Arrupe College

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Launched in 2014, Arrupe intends to provide a bridge to Jesuit higher education for minority students around Chicago. Under the Loyola accreditation, Arrupe provides Associates Degrees at no cost to the 150 students accepted each year.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Campus Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
Affordability and Access

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
A Just Future - Loyola's Climate Action Plan

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

Adopted in 2015, Loyola is working hard to meet its goal of carbon neutral for scopes 1&2 by 2025. A committee of university administrators, faculty, and students meet twice a semester to maintain this progress and prioritize projects. The Committee has been able to advance renewable energy purchasing, air travel alternatives and other carbon reducing strategies.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Energy

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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