This week kicks off a semester’s worth of blogging by undergraduate students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 210 The Sustainable Future class, taught as a cross-listed Online/Schaumburg Campus class. The 24 students in the course will post 2-3 blog essays per week about sustainability issues relevant to Schaumburg, IL, and its neighboring communities in the NW suburbs of Chicago.
The first two selections this week feature a post by Rachel Nardi about sustainability / green design initiatives in Elk Grove Village, and an essay by Raquel Winke discussing planned bike path connections/expansions in neighboring Hoffman Estates.
Student-authored work, in fact, is one of the salient features of the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future project, which launched on Earth Day of 2011, and has been built out by students in Prof. Bryson’s SUST 210 and SUST 220 courses in subsequent semesters. This spring, 210 students will research and contribute essays on a wide range of topics, including green design, sustainable innovations at RU’s campuses, Schaumburg’s neighboring communities, open space conservation, parklands, waste, and recycling.