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Chicago Named 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the US

On March 15th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago has been named the 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the United States by the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long competition among cities to promote renewable energy … Continue reading

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Chicago Wilderness Videos Depict Excellence in Ecological Restoration Work in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness recently honored seven organizations with its Excellence in Ecological Restoration Accreditation. This series of short videos highlights the importance of ecological restoration at these specific sites and throughout the Chicago Wilderness region. Chicago Botanic Garden – McDonald Woods … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies at RU in 2013: The Year in Review

2013 was a productive and exciting year in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to a great 2014. This post celebrates 2013 with a brief rundown on student activities and accomplishments, faculty activities and … Continue reading

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RU’s Wabash Building Earns Another Honor for Sustainability

On Oct. 25th, the Roosevelt University’s Wabash vertical campus building received an Honor Award for Sustainability from the American Institute of Architects at 2013 Designight. Described as the “premier architecture and urban design awards program” by William Leddy, the award … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Review Alumni Magazine Features Sustainability Accomplishments & Awards

The just-released Spring 2013 issue of RU’s alumni magazine, the Roosevelt Review, features an array of articles and graphics on the university’s sustainability initiatives — from curriculum to campus operations/grounds projects to recycling and composting. The magazine’s spring publication (accessible … Continue reading

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