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Protect, conserve, renew

Hurricanes, oil spills and coastal erosion present unavoidable challenges to the southeast Louisiana coastal area that foreshadow environmental quandaries elsewhere. Unlike most other institutions, Loyola University offers its students a front row seat for community debates over the cost, effectiveness and long-range consequences of engineering regional ecosystems. Wetland, lake, river and gulf estuaries surrounding the city provide unique opportunities for the exploration and study of natural resources.  Urban New Orleans also surrounds the campus, offering students a place to explore dynamic cultural traditions of music, art, cuisine, gardens and architecture celebrating the changing landscape.


Loyola's unique program in the Environment offers three majors and a minor: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies (Humanities), Environmental Studies (Social Sciences), and a minor in Environmental Studies. Learn more about our programs of study »


The Environment program offers many undergraduate research opportunities. Learn more »

Faculty Success

Loyola Faculty Senate Recognizes Prof. Verchick for his Award-winning Contribution to the Literature on Climate Change

For Excellence in Research, the Senate has recognized Robert Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law, College of Law for his award-winning contribution to the literature on climate change, The Octopus in the Parking Garage.

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Student Success

"Green Roofs are COOL!" Team Wins 10X People's Choice Award

Congratulations to the “Green Roofs are COOL!” team for winning the People’s Choice Award of $10,000! The award will help them execute their plan to grow green roofs throughout Central City with the support of Recirculating Farms.

Thanks to all who voted for our team! Your support made a huge difference, and our win would not have been possible without the encouragement of the Loyola community.

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Results are in!

Thank you to all those who volunteered for National Recycle Day on November 15th. Loyola's students and staff were able to sort and tally 342lbs of recyclables within 4 hours in the Danna Center courtyard. If you are interested in similar events, follow the Environment Program on social media to stay up to date

Campus Litter Clean Up

Recently, students in the Foundations of Environmental Studies class participated in Loyola’s annual campus litter survey collecting over 21 pounds of litter from 7 areas across campus. The survey was conducted with their Environment Program professor, Dr. Veronica Del Bianco, KLB coordinator Mark Tobler and Environmental Justice Scholar Katie Buc (ENVB ’26). Keep Loyola Beautiful will be conducting another campus clean-up on Tuesday, April 23 during Earth Week as part of Love The Boot Week.