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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Appalachia; Beeka Quesnell Reports from Southwest VA

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2014 semester the Sustainability Studies program will offer a special section of SUST 330 Biodiversity that will meet at the Field Museum of Natural History on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Overview of SUST 330 at the … Continue reading

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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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SUST Major Beeka Quesnell Reports on Her Summer Internship in Southwest Virginia

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka is … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Posts Clean Water Advocate Position for College Students

Current college students might find this job ad intriguing: a full-time position with the IL Chapter of the Sierra Club, “Clean Water Advocate.” Details are at this link, courtesy of ChicagoEnvironment.org.

Posted in ecology, education, green jobs, Illinois, policy, students, water

Microcosm Goes Canadian!

by Jordan Ewbank This past fall (2013), Microcosm director Michele Hoffman-Trotter packed up her bags and headed up to Nova Scotia. While the water was a little too chilly to get great underwater diving in, she took to the microscope … Continue reading

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SUST Graduate Troy Withers Promotes Wellness at Chicago Schools through the “Peace Diet”

This story from The Chicago Crusader on May 3rd, 2014, profiles the work of Troy Withers, a recent graduate (BPS ’13) of RU’s Sustainability Studies program and current intern at Morrill Elementary in Chicago. We applaud Troy’s work as a … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 SUST Courses at RU Start Soon; Still Time to Register!

With the Spring 2014 semester officially in the books, registration continues for Summer and Fall 2014 classes in Sustainability Studies at RU. Summer classes start soon, and our program has two excellent and convenient options for study. Featured summer term … Continue reading

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Register for Summer and Fall 2014 SUST Courses at RU

Hey, RU students — take a break from studying for finals and register now for Summer and Fall 2014 classes in Sustainability Studies! Featured summer term courses include an online section of SUST 210 Sustainable Future (online, 5/19-8/3) with Prof. … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, Science, and Art: Powerful Themes at this Spring’s SUST Student Symposium at Roosevelt

Last Wednesday, 23 April 2014, three undergraduate students in Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies program shared their recent internship and research experiences in an exciting and thought-provoking symposium attended by RU students, faculty, and staff. Two unifying themes of all the presentations … Continue reading

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