Category Archives: suburbs

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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RUrbanPioneers Harvest Season Ends with the First Frost

by MaryBeth Radeck The RUrbanPioneers Community Garden wrapped up its second season this week with the first frost. Gardens tended by Food2You were particularly successful, serving vegetables in soups and recipes on campus all summer long. The garden also provided … Continue reading

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SUST Students Contribute to Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future Blog Project this Fall

This Fall 2013 semester at Roosevelt, students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 210 Sustainable Future (online) and SUST 240 Waste (Schaumburg) classes will be making significant contributions to the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future online project. These undergraduate students will be contributing … Continue reading

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Explore the Great Outdoors with Hide and Seek!

EVENT On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the National Wildlife Federation will be holding a family friendly part hike, part scavenger hunt at the forest preserve in Western Springs, IL. The National Wildlife Federation is encouraging families to participate together on the two mile hike to … 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

Posted in Illinois, news, policy, pollution, recycling, social justice, suburbs

Explore the Prairie at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

by MaryBeth Radeck Interested in some exercise or a great outdoor spot for lunch while at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg? Need a breath of fresh air after some shopping at IKEA? Take an on-campus stroll and admire the beautiful native … Continue reading

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