Author Archives: SUSTatRU

December 2013 Graduating Class in Sustainability Studies Largest in Program’s History

Congratulations to our December 2013 Sustainability Studies graduates, who celebrated the completion of their undergraduate labors last Friday, December 13th, in the famed Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus. This diverse and talented group of 10 scholars represents the largest … Continue reading

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RU Reforesting Raising Funds for 2014 Conservation Expedition to Tanzania

RU Reforesting is a group of Roosevelt students who need your help in their upcoming effort to improve environmental conditions in eastern Africa. You can help them fund-raise without paying a penny! Students in Dr. Norbert Cordiero’s BIO 369 Conservation … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, courses, ecology, parks and public land, Roosevelt, service, students

Bill Kurtis Speaks on Prairie Restoration and Climate Change in Joliet on Feb 6th

Longtime TV journalist Bill Kurtis is locally famous from his years as a news anchor at CBS News in Chicago, but did you know he is a prairie person?  He was reared on the western edge of the Tallgrass Prairie … Continue reading

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Still Time to Comment on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Draft

As students and faculty finish out the Fall 2013 semester and we move earnestly into the holiday season of rest and rejuvenation (hopefully!), it’s good to remember that beyond the confines of the classroom, there are still important deadlines for … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, energy, ethics, Illinois, policy, pollution, social justice, waste, water | 1 Comment

RU Finals Week / Spring 2014 Registration

Best of luck to all Roosevelt students during your finals this week! Scholars, please note that the RU Library has extended hours this week to provide a quiet place to study and write. Auditorium Library Finals Hours Monday 12.9-Wednesday 12.11 … Continue reading

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Big US Companies Are Planning for a Carbon Tax behind the Scenes; When Will Congress Get on Board?

When’s the last time you heard anything about a carbon tax as a viable means of curbing industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? It’s probably been awhile — and the subject of such as tax, long advocated by environmental advocates as … Continue reading

Posted in business, climate change, economics, energy, news, policy, pollution, waste

Divvy Winter Biking Class

Everyday thousands of Chicagoan’s use a Divvy for several purposes including getting themselves to and from work, school, to meet up with friends, or to go for a pleasant bike ride. When looking at it from a sustainable point of … Continue reading

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