Category Archives: suburbs

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

Posted in agriculture, education, green design, internships, news, Roosevelt, students, suburbs, water

Earth Week Events at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

The Roosevelt University community is invited to the following Earth Week events and activities held in Schaumburg. You can help make the NW suburbs more sustainable and our suburban campus more beautiful and ecologically productive! Thursday, April 24, 1 p.m. … Continue reading

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Summer in SUST 390 Sustainable Chicago!

This summer, the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University will offer a SUST 390 Special Topics course, “Sustainable Chicago,” that features a variety of exciting field trips and hands-on learning experiences. Taught by Adjunct Professor Vicki Gerberich in an innovative … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years (Free Event at Spertus Institute in Chicago)

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite the public to a free event this Thursday at the Spertus Institute in downtown Chicago in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ … Continue reading

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Conserving Nature for the Next 100 Years: Free Event at Spertus Institute on Feb. 13

The Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Center for Humans and Nature invite you to a free event in honor of the “Next Century Conservation Plan,” the Forest Preserves’ vision for protecting nature in the Chicago Region for the … Continue reading

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Crestwood IL Officials Get Probation for Exposing Public to Contaminated Water for over Two Decades

by Mike Bryson Would you pay an extra $35 a year on your water bill to ensure that the water coming out of your tap were not being deliberately laced with carcinogens so toxic that the EPA has determined there … Continue reading

Posted in ethics, health, Illinois, news, pollution, social justice, suburbs, waste, water

New Kid On The Dashboard

The Schaumburg Sustainable Future Blog Project has a brand new and exciting section featuring the topic of Waste in the Schaumburg area. Waste is a key element in the future of sustaining the planet as the population continues to grow and the … Continue reading

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