This semester, Roosevelt University began crafting its first five-year Strategic Sustainability plan with a series of workshops that kicked off in September, continued in October, and are wrapping up next week with the third and last planning session. These sessions have brought together faculty, students, administrators, and staff to work on common goals and mutual interests, and have featured great conversation (as well as some darn good lunches).
Goals within the plan being crafted by the Roosevelt community include (1) Expanding sustainability education across the curriculum; (2) Focusing university campus investments in energy savings, reduced carbon footprint, and better use of water; and (3) Investing in an independent Office of Sustainability to oversee projects.
A written comprehensive plan, criteria for project selection and assessment, and organizational structure/communication strategy is now on a fast-track to completion. Join us on Nov. 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in WB 1017 as we work to complete the plan this fall (RSVP to Rebecca Quesnell at firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on how you may participate in the process, whether at the last planning workshop or in the future, please contact RU sustainability coordinator Thomas Shelton (email@example.com).