Celebrate Earth Week at Roosevelt University, April 21-25

Monday, April 21st – Friday, April 24th marks Earth Week/Bike2Campus Week at Roosevelt University in Chicago and Schaumburg! All week students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to get involved in many events! On the 14th floor of Wabash, all week long, there will be a box for EWaste (for any electronics, batteries, etc. that you would like to get rid of). By putting any EWaste in here, versus throwing it out as trash, students help to bring down pollution and divert that waste from landfills.

Get On Your Bikes!

Bike and ManStudents, faculty, and staff are also encouraged to Bike2Campus all week! In order to prove that you are doing so, get onto www.bike2campus.com and fill out a sheet to show you have biked, and then, by proving it, you can earn some sweet rewards! Students and staff who Bike2Campus and show their bicycle helmets to staff in Wabash Dining Center will get ½ off some delicious fair trade coffee!

More daily events for Bike2Campus Week/Earth Week at Roosevelt

Thursday, April 17th: Water Conservation Day. This event will be in Fainman Lounge from 3-5pm. It will mark the introduction of Earth Week/Bike2Campus Week, April 21st- 24th. Students will receive ideas on how they can conserve water, as well as learn why water conservation is so important. Reusable water bottles will be handed out for FREE! Students are also encouraged to Bike2Campus and by doing so can receive free prizes throughout the week! (Check out this info from World Water Day at RU’s Schaumburg Campus from 2012.)

Monday, April 21st: Alternative Transportation Day. This event will be from 2-5pm in the Wabash Lobby. It will include more information on Bike2Campus week and alternative transportation!

One of the several green roofs on RU's LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building

One of the several green roofs on RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building

Tuesday, April 22nd: Rooftop Garden Planting Day. Students can help to start the rooftop garden on the 5th floor of Wabash from 2-5pm. We will be meeting up on the 5th floor by the workout facility. The weather (looking ahead) is supposed to be nice, so come join in on this and get some fresh air, get your hands dirty, and also receive some free goodies! There will also be an Earth Day Dinner in the Wabash Cafeteria this day, so be sure to go and indulge in some delicious food that is locally sourced!

Wednesday, April 23rd: EWaste donations are welcomed all week, but this day will mark the actual event to dispose of any of your electronics! You will also be able to learn more about why this is beneficial to our environment! The event will be 2-3:30pm on the 14th floor of Wabash!

Allison Breeding, Kyle Huff, Ron Taylor, and Prof. Mike Bryson (L to R) at the first SUST Student Symposium, Oct. 2013

Allison Breeding, Kyle Huff, Ron Taylor, and Prof. Mike Bryson (L to R) at the first SUST Student Symposium, Oct. 2013

Wednesday, April 23rd: Learn about the research being done by students in RU’s Sustainability Studies Program at the SUST Student Symposium in WB 1016, from 4-5:45pm. FREE refreshments served! Details on the presentations by SUST undergrads MaryBeth Radeck, Colleen Dennis, and Jordan Ewbank are on the SUST blog; RSVP to Prof. Mike Bryson at mbryson@roosevelt.edu.

Wednesday, April 23rd: 2pm at 916 S. Wabash Ave., Room 150 — Get Out and Often: Safe + Fun Tips For City Biking. This event is free, open to the public, and supported by Sustain Columbia, DIVVY Bikes, the Chicago Bicycling Ambassadors, and Bike 2 Campus Week. The event is co-sponsored by The School of the Art Institute Chicago and Roosevelt University. Columbia welcomes the City of Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors to campus for a short presentation on the ins and outs of biking in Chicago. The Bicycle Ambassadors are a team of bicycle safety and education specialists who have been encouraging Chicagoans to ride their bikes more often and safely.  They will cover topics such as bike rules of the road, quick bike equipment checks, biking safety tips and more. This presentation is for novices and experiences cyclists, as you can never be too careful out there.

For more information visit:
http://chicagocompletestreets.org/your-safety/education-encouragement/ambassadors/
https://divvybikes.com
http://www.bike2campus.com
http://colum.edu/sustainability

Thursday, April 24th: Rooftop Garden Planting Day from 2-5pm on the 5th floor of Wabash (meet by the workout facility)!

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