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You Know You Go to Loyola When…

You Know You Go to Loyola When…

When you go to the 4th “greenest” school in the nation–the greenest in the Midwest– you learn a thing or two about leading an ecologically responsible life. During your time at Loyola you’re bound to pick up on some environmentally friendly quirks. Here are a few that apply to many students at LUC:

  1. Disposable plastic water bottles make you cringe. In light of eliminating waste, Loyola students voted to have a campus that doesn’t sell bottled water. Instead everyone carries their own reusable water bottle and takes advantage of the water refill stations around campus.
  2. You never leave the SLUG. The Study Lounge Under the Greenhouse is the perfect spot to channel your “greenest self”. This study space is steps away from Engrained Cafe¬†and in the heart of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability. Which just so happens to be the largest building in the city run on geothermal energy. Your soul can rest easy here.
  3. You know what bio-diesel soap smells like. The first time you use “BioSoap” it might throw you off. Using soap made from the byproducts of bio-diesel is a sweet way to not be wasteful and help the environment.
  4. Going to the Loyola Farmers Market every week is a priority. From June through October you’ll be sure to take your reusable bags to the Market to stock up on locally grown, delicious produce.
  5. You are a firm believer in the power of the CTA. You might have thought you’d miss having a car, but the convenience of Chicago’s public transportation changes that. Riding the bus or taking the train around the city also means reducing your contribution to air pollution. A win-win situation for you and the environment.

Loyola as a whole has made caring for the environment a priority. Loyola students and the earth alike are grateful for a University that is so committed to being green.