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Obama Announces Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Over the past few days, President Obama has announced new climate change-related policies that utilizes the Clean Air Act of 1970 to enforce tougher standards on GHG-emitting power plants, such as the many aging coal-fired power plants that still supply … Continue reading

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RU Environmental Sustainability Internship (Chicago Campus) Open for Applications

The RU Physical Resources Department is offering a paid student internship position for the 2015-16 academic year. This job is an outstanding professional development opportunity and involves working directly with the RU Physical Resources Team under the direction of Paul Matthews, … Continue reading

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Sustainability at the Field Museum: SUST Major Laura Miller Hill Reports on Her Summer Internship

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the new several weeks, we’ll post … Continue reading

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RU Sustainability Efforts Profiled in Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and ChicagoInno Articles

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 … Continue reading

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RU’s Wabash Building Earns International Honors

Last month RU’s Wabash Building, the LEED-Gold certified “vertical campus” that opened in the fall of 2012, won another major architectural/real estate award. This news release is reprinted from the Roosevelt public relations announcement on 8 June 2015. Roosevelt University’s … Continue reading

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Register Now for Fall 2015 Classes at RU

Hey, Roosevelt students — do you still need to finish up your fall course schedule? Interested in learning more about sustainability, the environment, and social justice? You’re in luck! Advising and registration are ongoing and spots are still available for the Fall 2015 Sustainability … Continue reading

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Big Workday on June 23 at the RU Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden

The Roosevelt University Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden is having a big workday next Tuesday, June 23rd, from 10am-2pm. The garden is located on the 5th floor of Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash, and is managed this summer by Rebecca Quesnell, … Continue reading

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