RU Announces its Gold Partnership with the IL Food Scrap Coalition

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

The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC) is a dedicated to advancing food scrap composting in Illinois through program implementation, policy and advocacy.

Roosevelt University is proud to announce its Gold Partnership with the IFSC. As such, the university demonstrates the highest level commitment to food scrap diversion by composting both pre-consumer and post-consumer food scraps. Additionally, it strives to analyze supply vs. waste and continuously adjust its waste reduction methods accordingly.

RU CompostProgram graphic S13The above graphic shows how RU’s partnership with the Chicago-based Resource Center recycles food waste from the Chicago Campus Dining Center into soil that is then used at the RUrbanPioneers community garden at the Schaumburg Campus and in the Wabash Building’s rooftop gardens at the Chicago Campus.

Garden Harvest as of June 11th from the Wabash Building rooftop gardens at RU's Chicago Campus (over ten pounds in two weeks); pictured here at RU sustainability interns MaryBeth Radeck and Kevin Markowski

Garden Harvest as of June 11th from the Wabash Building rooftop gardens at RU’s Chicago Campus (over ten pounds in two weeks); pictured here at RU sustainability interns MaryBeth Radeck and Kevin Markowski

RUrbanPioneers Community Garden at Roosevelt's Schaumburg Campus, Summer 2013 (M. Radeck)

RUrbanPioneers Community Garden at Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus, Summer 2013 (M. Radeck)

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