About this Blog

Students and faculty in the class SUST 220 Water on a canoe trip on the North Branch of the Chicago River, Oct. 2011 (M. Bryson)

Students and faculty in the class SUST 220 Water on a canoe trip on the North Branch of the Chicago River, Oct. 2011 (M. Bryson)

The SUST @ RU blog features news and information about Roosevelt University’s Sustainability Studies undergraduate program, the first in the Chicago area. Its regular updates include short news and upcoming event updates related to sustainability in Chicago and Illinois, as well as essays and commentaries by RU Sustainability Studies faculty and students on water, waste, energy, environmental policy, planning, transportation, and other current issues.

RU's distinctively blue Wabash Building (constructed 2012), a LEED-gold structure that complements the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building (foreground) at the downtown Chicago Campus.

RU’s distinctively blue Wabash Building (constructed 2012), a LEED-gold structure that complements the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building (foreground) at the downtown Chicago Campus.

Check out the SUST website here to read why the program exists and explore our undergraduate degree options. See descriptions of our SUST courses (pdf) and learn about our faculty. And find out some of the things our students are working on, too!

Related blogs at Roosevelt include Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future, developed in 2011-12 by students in past sections of SUST 210 (Sustainable Future), 220 (Water), and 240 (Waste) to focus on sustainability issues and challenges in the northwest suburban region of Chicago, home of RU’s Schaumburg Campus; and Professor and SUST Program Director Mike Bryson’s faculty blog.

Readers can keep up with SUST at RU-related news by subscribing to this blog on email and/or liking our Facebook page. Feedback is always welcome!

2 Responses to About this Blog

  1. Hey guys, just wondering what you might be doing in the compost arena – we’re investigating options as we will be having a new back-of-the-house food operator (Corner Bakery out in Sep, McDonald’s out in Jan) in later this year, and we have a sustainable food program they have to follow.

    I enjoyed talking with Troy at a Chicago Recycling Coalition meeting last fall, but I lost his contact info – would you mind connecting me with him and/or whomever might be appropriate?

    Thanks,

    Carter

  2. rusust says:

    Carter — Troy would be a good person to contact RE what’s going on with our recycling processes at Roosevelt (twithers@roosevelt.edu).

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