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What Role Will Climate Change Concerns Play in the 2016 Election?

Earlier this week, NY Times science/environmental journalist and @DotEarth blogger Andrew Revkin posted findings from a recent poll of US voters about their level of concern about global warming. The results are not inspiring or encouraging, as the vast majority … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, news, policy, science

Roosevelt’s Wabash Rooftop Garden 2016 Season Underway at the Chicago Campus

The 5th floor Wabash Rooftop Garden at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus is ready and raring to go! All of the garden’s vegetable and herb seedlings have been transplanted, the bounty of which will be donated to the Wabash Dining Center. The … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, green design, Roosevelt, service

Busy as Bees in the Wabash Rooftop Garden

Originally posted on Roosevelt University Green Campus :
The 5th floor Wabash Rooftop Garden is ready and raring to go! (Photo: T. Mucci, 2016) As of last week all of our vegetable and herb seedlings have been transplanted, the bounty of…

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Forest Conservation in Tanzania: SUST Alum Emily Rhea Reflects on Conservation Biology Travel Course

During the spring of 2016, Roosevelt students in Prof. Nobby Cordiero’s BIOL 367 Conservation Biology class capped off their semester with a May trip to Tanzania. This guest post is by RU alum Emily Rhea, a May 2016 SUST graduate … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, biodiversity, conservation, courses, ecology, education, field trips, parks and public land, research, Roosevelt, science, students, wildlife

Waste Diversion for the NFL Draft and Next Steps

Originally posted on Roosevelt University Green Campus :
This year marked the second year that Roosevelt University partnered with and hosted the National Football League (NFL) annual Draft. There were some main differences between how Roosevelt University (RU) and the NFL…

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Get Involved this Summer: Sustainability in/around Chicago

by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich During summer, sometimes university students and faculty can feel disconnected from the sustainability issues and the sense of community that they care about. In an effort to stay involved and connected this summer in … Continue reading

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RU graduate Tiffany Mucci Publishes Essay on City Creatures Blog

The thriving environmental discourse of urban nature writing is highly varied in terms of genre — from fiction to poetry to creative nonfiction — and subject, as evidenced by the recently published volume¬†City Creatures (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015) and … Continue reading

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