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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

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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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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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Drought and Water Shortages in California Painfully Illustrate Unsustainable Water Practices

The water supply crisis in the state of California is now of epic proportions, as reported recently by the Huffington Post (Jan 31st) and the New York Times (Feb 1st). Current water usage practices in an ongoing drought are, in … Continue reading

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Photo Exhibit at RU’s Gage Gallery Opens Feb. 6

An exhibition by award-winning photo essayist Matt Eich, who tells the story through his photographs of an Ohio community abandoned by major industry, will be open to the public Feb. 6 through May 10 in Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 … Continue reading

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RU Renews membership in AASHE

SUST at RU gladly shares this message to the RU community from the Environmental Sustainability Initiative in the university’s department of Physical Resources. AASHE is a phenomenal resource for faculty, students, and staff! Roosevelt University reconfirmed its commitment to building … Continue reading

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Army Corps of Engineers Releases Asian Carp Report this Week, Asks for Public Input

By Mike Bryson This Monday, January 6th, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a major report about the Asian Carp threat to Lake Michigan as part of their long-running Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study. Years in the … Continue reading

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Updates on Chicago’s Petcoke Controversy

In case you missed in during your preparations for the holiday, Dec. 19th  was an important moment in the ongoing controversy about the massive piles of petcoke stored along the Calumet River in close proximity to several Southeast Side Chicago … Continue reading

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