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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 … Continue reading

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Bike2Campus Week at RU, April 21-25

While Earth Week (April 21st-25th) is fast approaching, not all of us may know that this same week marks the first time ever that the Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) is hosting the Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week! As … Continue reading

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Summer in SUST 390 Sustainable Chicago!

This summer, the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University will offer a SUST 390 Special Topics course, “Sustainable Chicago,” that features a variety of exciting field trips and hands-on learning experiences. Taught by Adjunct Professor Vicki Gerberich in an innovative … Continue reading

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Digiting Flowering Plants Specimens at the Field Museum: Taxonomy, Technology, and Sustainability

This guest post is the fourth installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Week at the 2nd SUST Student Symposium on April 23

Earth Week is coming up! What better time to hear about the research and internship sustainability projects being undertaken by undergraduate students at Roosevelt? On Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm, join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a … Continue reading

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Video from CHN Fourm: “Questions for a Resilient Future”

This is a video of a panel discussion addressing “Questions for a Resilient Future” at the Spertus Institute in Chicago this past February (2014), an event co-sponsored by the Center for Humans and Nature and the Forest Preserve District of … Continue reading

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Social Media for Small Projects (like Microcosm)

by Jordan Ewbank You have a small project and want to help get the word out about it. So, why bother with social media? Connecting with people in the days of utter interconnectivity that we are living in is the … Continue reading

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Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education announces first Bike2Campus Week

The Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) will host its first Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week April 21-25. The Chicagoland Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) is a network of higher education institutions working to advance sustainability and accelerate … Continue reading

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Today Is Environmental Lobby Day in Springfield IL; Advocate for Environmental Progress Online

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the IL Environmental Council: It’s Environmental Lobby Day here in Springfield and our nearly 200 environmental advocates are about to head over to the Capitol.  Last night, we had 70 people for … Continue reading

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IPCC Report Stresses Impacts of Climate Change

From the 31 March 2014 edition of the New York Times by reporter Justin Gillis: important news from the International Panel on Climate Change about the serious impacts of global warming and rising GHG levels on the earth’s climate, natural … Continue reading

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