Roosevelt’s sustainability efforts, plans, and accomplishments have been getting a good amount of positive press lately in the wake of the university’s releasing its first Strategic Sustainability Plan in June.
Back on June 12th, reporter Paulina Firozi published a front-page article in the RChicago Tribune entitled “Rooftop Farms Appealing, But Will They Catch On?” that discussed green rooftops, gardens, and farming in the Windy City. The article was later reprinted by the LA Times as “In Chicago, Rooftop Farming Is Getting off the Ground” on July 9th. Firozi’s comprehensive overview included quotes from RU professor Mike Bryson, Sustainability Studies Program Director.
More recently, Karis Hustad featured Roosevelt in her latest profile of Chicago universities’ sustainability efforts in this ChicagoInno article, “Want to Check Out Roosevelt’s Sustainability Innovation? Look Up,” published on July 2oth. This article features interviews with RU’s sustainability guru Paul Matthews (Associate VP of Operations and Planning) and Rebecca Quesnell (BA ’15), a recent SUST graduate and now Sustainability Operations Coordinator at Roosevelt.