One of our very own student organizations, RU Reforesting, is gearing up for a travel-abroad biology course in Tanzania, Africa this May. Students will be led by Dr. Norbert Cordiero and Dr. Kelly Wentz-Hunter as they plant 2,000 – 3,000 tree seedlings with local communities in the East Usambara Mountains. Deforestation is a major contributor of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide, habitat loss, and decreased biodiversity. Reforestation efforts not only help the wildlife that call this rainforest home, but also improves the lives of nearby villagers who rely on these trees to support their families.
Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurant in the West Loop will be hosting this Thursday’s fundraiser, donating 40% of proceeds to RU Reforesting. Enjoy Portuguese-inspired cuisine, support RU students, and help the Tanzanian rainforest! The West Loop Nando’s Peri-Peri is an easy ride on the CTA Pink Line from campus – Just one block away from the Morgan Station.