Loyola Chicago, a 16,000-student Jesuit Catholic university in the heart of Chicago, offers students a rare mix of big-city urban life and stunning natural beauty: The picturesque main campus on Chicago’s North Side overlooks Lake Michigan while its downtown campus sits just off Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile. Ranked one of the top 100 universities in the country and dedicated to social justice in the spirit of the school’s faith tradition, Loyola Chicago boasts prominent alumni and leadership on social issues like equity and environmental sustainability.
The Science Museum of Minnesota does more than inform audiences about climate change. It retrofitted its building to demonstrate that its possible for large complex facilities to dramatically cut their energy consumption.
A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been connecting its visitors to nature since 1893. Today, Phipps has expanded to establish itself as an international leader in green energy, net zero energy buildings and sustainable programs and research.
Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) has been at the forefront of sustainable exhibit design in the children’s museum field for over two decades, earning the museum several Promising Practice awards from the Association of Children’s Museums as well as the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum Service.
The California Academy of Sciences is one of the most sustainable museu