On campus and within the Dubuque community, Loras students are able to be involved in sustainably activities, events, and organization. If you’re feeling the call to be more involve, check below to see what upcoming events are!
Loras Environmental Action Forum (LEAF):
LEAF works to educate the Loras community about the importance of sustainability and environmental action. This is done through educational events, speakers, recreational outings, discussions, and more. In the past, we’ve went on canoeing trips, made eco-friendly crafts, hosted trash pickups, lead local environmental initiatives, and helped organize the annual Dubuque Ecofest. We meet monthly in room 453 in the ACC at 8:00 pm, typically the second Wednesday of every month. For Loras students wanting to take on more responsibility in the organization, the LEAF planning committee meets every other week in the Kehl room on Friday’s at 2:30. If you’d like to get involved with LEAF, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dubuque Sunrise Hub: The DBQ Sunrise Hub is a part of the national Sunrise movement working to mobilize our country’s youth to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and well-being of all people. We are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love. We are not looking to the right or left. We look forward. Together, we will change this country and this world, sure as the sun rises each morning. The DBQ Sunrise Hub meets once a month and organize monthly climate actions. Some of our recent work has included a local climate strike, a letter campaign, printing Green New Deal shirts, and much more! If you’d like to be a part of our movement and join the email list for more information, please email email@example.com.
Past events have included:
- An Eco Friendly Holiday: making eco-friendly gifts
- Dubuque Climate Strike and Rally
- Letter Writing Campaigns
- Visits to Swiss Valley Nature Center
- Monarch Tagging
- Skiing and snowshoes
- Campus clean ups
- Eco-Movie Nights