RU Achieves Gold Certification in the IL Governor’s Higher Ed Campus Sustainability Compact

RU skyline AIAOn Dec. 9th, 2014, Roosevelt University achieved gold-level recognition under the Illinois Governor’s Higher Education Campus Sustainability Compact.

Roosevelt received this distinct honor for its continuous commitment to sustainability as demonstrated by meeting the Compact’s goals required to earn Gold. Through the inception of Roosevelt’s new 5-year Strategic Sustainability Plan this past fall semester, forthcoming participation in AASHE STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) assessment process this coming year, and continuing efforts to directly include Roosevelt students, faculty and staff in sustainability planning and process, the University has achieved all three requirements for Gold level recognition.

Over the past five years, as documented on the Green Campus website, the University has implemented energy reductions, new waste management and recycling programs, sustainable land use practices, and many other initiatives and actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, educate the community at large, and mitigate the inevitable changes we all face.

Special recognition goes to Environmental Sustainability and Transportation Coordinator Thomas L. Shelton, and to Environmental Sustainability Student Associates MaryBeth Radeck, Mary Rasic, and Rebecca Quesnell, for putting together the comprehensive application to the Governor’s office this fall. (All are also students in the Sustainability Studies program at RU, the editor of this blog is pleased to note.)

For more information, contact Paul J. Matthews, Assistant Vice President, Campus Planning & Operations (pmatthews@roosevelt.edu)

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