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Student Interns in Environmental Sustainability Install Drip Irrigation System at RU’s Community Garden

As reported here by SUST major Mary Beth Radeck on the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blog, students and staff at RU’s Schaumburg Campus installed a drip irrigation system in late June for the RU Community Garden, now in its third growing … Continue reading

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RU Announces its Gold Partnership with the IL Food Scrap Coalition

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 … Continue reading

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Important Environmental Bills Pending this Week in IL General Assembly

Editor’s Note: This message on Memorial Day 2014 is from Jen Walling of the Illinois Environmental Council, a non-profit group focused on monitoring the IL General Assembly and advocating for progressive environmental policy for our state. Please consider contacting your … Continue reading

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Chicago Releases Strategy for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Launched in October 2013, the first projects of Chicago’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy were recently announced and the public report released (see pdf here). In summary, the strategy here is to expand green infrastructure through an investment of $50 million over … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Renews Its USGBC Membership

Roosevelt University, through the Office of Physical Resources, several years ago joined the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization devoted to cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. By renewing its membership with the USGBC, Roosevelt shows that it is … Continue reading

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RU Makes the Princeton Review’s Green Schools List for 3rd Year in a Row

The Sustainability Studies Program is glad to report that, for the third consecutive year, Roosevelt University has made the Princeton Review’s prestigious list of the top 332 green colleges and universities in the US. Great credit for these accomplishments go … Continue reading

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RecycleMania Diverted Over 89M Pounds of Material from Landfills this Year

The nationwide college and university competition to recycle and compost material had 461 participating universities that diverted over 89 million pounds during the eight-week period. Antioch University was awarded Grand Champion with the highest percentage of overall recycled waste (93 … 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

Posted in climate change, news, policy, pollution, science

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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Biodiversity in the News: New Species of Hero Shrew Is All the Rage

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (20 March 2014) notes the work of RU science/sustainability professor and FMNH adjunct curator, Julian Kerbis Peterhans, an expert in small mammal taxonomy, ecology, and … Continue reading

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