Loyola University Chicago Featured on EcoAffect

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!

Announcing the ACCU/Solution Generation Climate Leadership Award

ACCU and Solution Generation are excited to announce a call for entries to recognize Catholic colleges and universities that are especially innovative in their efforts to engage their campus in climate change and care for creation.

The winning ACCU member institution will be awarded a $10,000 for outstanding prioritization of education on climate change, forward thinking sustainability initiatives, and distinctive efforts to engage campus and local communities. The award will be designated toward furthering the institutions efforts around climate change and sustainability.

In addition to the award, another three Catholic colleges and universities will be recognized for their work on climate change and care for creation.

Learn more about the award and apply here by May 2, 2016! Please contact climateleadershipawards@solutiongeneration.org with any questions.