Loyola University Maryland

Office of Sustainability

Laudato Si' Commitment

Loyola University Maryland’s Laudato Si’ Commitment from Loyola MD Sustainability on Vimeo.

In 2021 Loyola University Maryland joined the first cohort of Laudato Si’ universities, committing to responding to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor through:

  • fostering ecological economics
  • adopting sustainable lifestyles
  • fostering ecological education
  • fostering ecological spirituality 
  • building community resilience & empowerment

To advance these goals, Loyola has put together a Laudato Si’ working group to develop a plan to implement, assess, and adjust these efforts over the next 7 years. Priority will be given to efforts that advance more than one goal at a time, demonstrating the concept of integral ecology. Integral Ecology refers to the integrated and holistic approach to political, social, economic, and environmental problems by recognizing that many of the issues we face are interconnected and need to be looked at as a whole, not just in part. The Laudato Si’ commitment not only builds upon our sustainability efforts, it connects this work with our mission and core values as Jesuit institution of higher education.

To learn more about the Laudato Si’ commitment and how universities are responding, check out the University Pathways webpage here.  

Take our Laudato Si' Pledge!

I pledge to support Loyola's Laudato Si' commitment. 

I will pray, learn about, assess, act, or advocate for Our Common Home.

Contribute to the Laudato Si’ Fund

Are you interested in helping to fund this work? Loyola has created a new Laudato Si’ fund to help support the advancement of the 7 goals.

For more information please email Brian Schultz at bmschultz@loyola.edu