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Key tracks of the sustainability summit© Goethe-Institut

Sustainability Summit 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019
Where: Chicago, Loyola-University

How can we move around without CO2?
What will it take to power our lives, live our power, eat well and restore the Earth at the same time?
What will we need to thrive as we make the shift toward a sustainable future?

These and similar questions await you at the three-day Sustainability Summit in Chicago. Learn more from experts about systems, anticipatory and creative thinking. About commons, the importance of diversity, multiple perspectives and about links with STEM and German. Be part of it and develop creative solutions for a sustainable future: Work.Learn.Share.Change.

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What to Expect

Zukunftswerstätten © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon


What is TODAY and what will it look like TOMORROW? In future workshops, teachers and students jointly envision their preferred future, analyze facts and develop scenarios and chart sustainable paths for the future.  WORK.Learn.Share.Change.

Podiumsdikussionen © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon


Why isn’t everyone driving an electric vehicle? Why is climate change not the number one priority? What can schools and communities do about it? Participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities with experts, put forward theses for the future and explore cast studies of the places already engaged in changemaking: Work.Learn.SHARE.Change

Experimentalworkshops © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon


How so, what for, how come..? Fascinating experiments await you in this workshop with practical experiments and sustainable effects: Work.LEARN.Share.Change.


Fortbildungen und Best Practice © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon


Experts in Education for Sustainability will present best-practice examples and co-develop with participants exemplary, transformative and "sustainablized" learning experiences. This involves the methodological-didactical implementation of sustainability in their curriculum: Work.Learn.Share.CHANGE.


Sustainability Summit FAQ © Goethe-Institut/Flaticon What are the goals of the summit? How do I register? These and other important questions are answered in the FAQ.



Jamie Cloud © Jamie Cloud Keynote speaker: Jamie Cloud

Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York City.  The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure and sustainable future. Ms. Cloud has written several book chapters and articles, teaches extensively, and writes and facilitates the collaborative development of numerous instructional units and programs that are designed to teach across disciplines through the lens of sustainability. In addition she serves as an advisor, board or committee member to several organizations with related goals and interests.

The complete program is coming soon.

More Highlights

Mit Deutsch weißt du mehr! © Goethe-Institut / Kids Interactive

For learners | kids
Digital Kinderuniversity

This completely free, entirely online-based program allows students to learn German while watching fun videos about science experiments. Enjoy!

How To Get There

Public Transit

Loyola encourages the use of alternative and public transportation.
The Lake Shore Campus (LSC) is conveniently located off the CTA Red Line – Loyola “L” station at 1032 W Sheridan Rd.  The CTA bus 147 also drops off directly in front of the LSC. 
Lake Shore Campus Parking
Visitors and Guests may park in the following lots (see the LSC map for exact locations) by paying with cash, credit, or purchasing a parking pass.
Parking can be purchased at the Campus Transportation Office, located on the first floor of the Main Structure.

Parking Lot                   Cost     Accepted Forms of Payment
Main Structure (P1)      $7.00   Credit Card, Cash (bills only, no coins), Rambler Bucks
Fordham Garage (P2)  $7.00   Credit Card

Visitor lots close at 2:00 a.m.  No overnight parking is allowed in the Main Structure or Fordham Garage. 


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