Loyola University Chicago was featured on EcoAffect as winner of the 2016 Climate Leadership Award. The article focused on how climate change action is rooted in Catholic identity for Loyola University Chicago:
“As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Loyola is guided by the responsibility to care for our world and especially those who are suffering the most. They’ve made climate change a priority for several reasons:
- Loyola’s commitment to protecting the vulnerable predisposes them to address issues of global and generational inequality – and climate change will exacerbate social justice issues globally and locally
- As a research institution, many of their students and faculty are seeing the impacts of climate change in their fields of study
- They believe it is much more efficient to prevent problems than respond to catastrophes”
Loyola created a three part action plan, addressing climate policies on campus, creating curriculum around climate, and developing community development. Details on these three areas are available in the full article here.
Congratulations to Loyola University Chicago for their great work!