Category Archives: agriculture

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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Save the Date! SUST Student Symposium Planned for April 23rd, 2014

Save the date! On Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm, celebrate Earth Week by joining the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a special afternoon symposium of student research in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. … Continue reading

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This Thursday, Mar. 6 — Patagonia Chicago Presents “Queen of the Sun” Film on the Global Bee Crisis

This Thursday, March 6th, at 7pm — Patagonia Chicago presents QUEEN OF THE SUN – WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US? A profound look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John … Continue reading

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Go Meatless on Mondays this March

2014 Meatless Mondays in March . . . aka “MMM”!  Here at RU you can go meatless on Mondays on March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Going meatless for one day a week can help reduce your carbon footprint, … Continue reading

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RU’s Center for New Deal Studies Hosts Food Justice Lecture on Feb. 25

Join the Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University next Tuesday for a lecture on the food justice movement, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in AUD 244 (Spertus Lounge) at RU’s Chicago Campus. Young Kim, executive director of … Continue reading

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RU’s Center for New Deal Studies Hosts Food Justice Lecture on Feb. 25

Join the Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University for a lecture on the food justice movement, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in AUD 244 (Spertus Lounge) at RU’s Chicago Campus. Young Kim, executive director of the Fondy … Continue reading

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Pro-GMO Labeling Supports Prepare to Educate Voters in Colorado!

by Allison Mayes As 2014 approaches, many organizations in the field of Sustainability are putting in ballots trying to fight for a better future. In the state of Colorado, The Right To Know Colorado organization has submitted a ballot measure that … Continue reading

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Federal Grant Will Help Growing Power Expand Chicago Urban Farm Operations

Growing Power is one of several important urban farming organizations working in Chicago, from their half-acre flagship site in Cabrini-Green — the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, where many Sustainability Studies students at Roosevelt have studied and worked — to the … Continue reading

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The Reality of Chasing the Myth: The Extinction of the Black Rhino

by Allison Mayes During my time at Roosevelt as a Sustainability Studies major I have had the opportunity to work with many great professors and learn alongside very dedicated classmates. It has always been exciting for me to learn about … Continue reading

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American West Must Evaluate in Order to Sustain Limited Freshwater Supply

by Allison Mayes Writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, Dana Bartholomew, recently released an article discussing the dry American West and was not afraid to express her opinion about how people should not be attempting to turn the West into a … Continue reading

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