Category Archives: recycling

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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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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RU Screens “Trashed” on Sat. March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

Tomorrow, March 8th, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th. The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy Irons, … Continue reading

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RU Screens “Trashed” on March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

On March 8th, 2014, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th. The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy … Continue reading

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Composting Strategies for Colleges and Universities

A webinar about campus-based composting strategies from the Enviornmental Sustainability Resource Center. Universities and colleges generate wasted food from many sources: dining commons, on-campus restaurants, residence halls, sporting venues, and university events. By reducing food sent to landfills or incinerators, … Continue reading

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Chicago Recycling Coalition Internship

The Chicago Recycling Coalition is looking for a part-time intern to improve its website, to provide a more dynamic interface for citizens interested in following the latest developments in recycling and composting which impact the region. The ideal candidate would … Continue reading

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Andrea Vollf Hosts Sustainable Holiday Decor Workshop

Interior designer, LEED consultant, and writer Andrea Vollf of VK Sustainable Concepts, will be hosting a free class on how to make holiday gifts for friends and loved ones using recycled materials. The class is Saturday, October 19th at the … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Action Days!

Looking for a fun and interesting way to keep the Great Lakes looking great? If so take the time to check out the Great Lakes Action Days (GLAD)! Hosted by the Shedd Aquarium, GLAD is focused on taking volunteers onto Chicagoland … Continue reading

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Two Great Sources of News about Sustainability/Environmental Issues in Chicago and Illinois

SUST blog readers have read announcements and news items from these two key environmental/sustainability news sources before; but this Sunday morning I thought it apt to bring your attention to them more explicitly as key sources of breaking news information … 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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