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RU Schaumburg’s Community Garden Garners Media Coverage

Soon after RUrbanPioneers expanded and enriched the Roosevelt’s Community Garden at the Schaumburg Campus during Earth Week on two “Soil Service” Saturdays in April, this excellent article by RU’s own Laura Janota appeared in this week’s Daily Herald, the main … Continue reading

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Congratulations SUST Graduates!

Congratulations to our May 2013 Sustainability Studies graduates, who celebrated the completion of their undergraduate labors last Friday, May 3rd, in the famed Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus. Pictured above (L to R): SUST prof/director Mike Bryson; SUST grads … Continue reading

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Last Workday this Spring at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm for SUST 350

Yesterday, May Day 2013, was the final workday of the spring semester for the students in SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at the Chicago Lights Urban Farm on Chicago’s Near-North Side. We worked hard and had lots of fun — … Continue reading

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This Summer, Study Food in Schaumburg and Biodiversity in Chicago

This summer, the SUST Program at Roosevelt is offering two innovative hybrid courses that meet on five Saturdays + online through Blackboard. Both are taught by popular SUST professor Maris Cooke. Register now to reserve your spot! SUST 230 Food … Continue reading

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Coke Buys 50,000 Blue Carts for Chicago, Gets Bonus Advertising in City Alleys

Ah, recycling in Chicago. It’s a complex, tangled web our city’s leaders weave. The newest development? Soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola will donate $2.6 million to purchase 50,000 more Blue Carts over the next five years for Chicago’s still-a-work-in-progress residential recycling program … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan Speaks this Weekend at Elmhurst College

The best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan discusses the enduring power of the four classical elements—earth, air, water and fire—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Pollan celebrates the special place that … Continue reading

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SUST Prof Mike Bryson Speaks at JJC for Earth Month (Th Apr 25)

As part of Joliet Junior College’s Earth Month event series, RU professor Mike Bryson gives an invited lecture entitled “Sustainability in the Suburbs” on Thursday, April 25th, at noon. The presentation is free and open to the public, and lunch … Continue reading

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Earth Day Spring Planting at RU’s Wabash Rooftop Farm (Apr 22)

In commemoration of Earth Day — today, 4/22 — Roosevelt University is “breaking ground” on its downtown Chicago Rooftop Farm, located on the 5th floor of the Wabash Building, as we prepare for spring planting! Please join us between 2-4 … Continue reading

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Widespread Flooding Hits Chicago Region

Massive amounts of rain have hit the Chicago Region the past few days, resulting in widespread and damaging flooding in many communities along the Chicago, Des Plaines, Du Page, and Calumet Rivers, as recounted in this 19 April 2013 update … Continue reading

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Earth Week Continues at RU in Chicago and Schaumburg!

Don’t Miss these Great Earth Week Events at RU! Chicago Campus / Schaumburg Campus Thursday, 4/18 (Chicago) Screening of End:Civ, followed by Skype presentation/Q & A with acclaimed environmental activist and author, Derrick Jensen (right) — WB Rm 612, 5 … Continue reading

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