Roosevelt Sustainability Faculty Contribute to “Loop Value” Exhibit at Chicago Architecture Foundation

Exhibit on water bottles at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

On Friday, the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new exhibit Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop opens in the CAF’s Atrium Gallery at 224 S. Michigan Avenue. Roosevelt Sustainability Faculty Mike Bryson and Carl Zimring served on the advisory board for this exhibit, which seeks to inform visitors of the real environmental costs of a range of goods and services, including foods, lights, water, energy, electronics, and much more.

In a nation obsessed with acquiring the most stuff at the lowest price, how well do we understand the value of the buildings and products we buy? How do our purchases impact the future of our neighborhoods? Visit Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and find a new design for your city and your life. It’s a shopping trip unlike any you’ve experienced before.

Loop Value: The How Much Does It Cost? Shop opens February 17 in the ArcelorMittal CitySpace Gallery at Chicago Architecture Foundation (224 South Michigan Ave.) It is made possible through the generous support of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO); Illinois Sustainable Education Project (I-StEP); the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation; and Illinois American Water.

Professor Mike Bryson, photographed at the opening reception by Professor Carl Zimring

Invited guests previewed the exhibit at its opening reception on February 15, and it is rich enough with information to reward repeated visits. If you are interested in the environmental consequences of consumption, this is a valuable learning experience.

The themes expressed in this exhibit run through many of Roosevelt’s courses, including SUST 210 The Sustainable Future and SUST 240 Waste.  For more information on these or any other of our courses, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email

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