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Following Our Waste and Water Streams: SUST Senior Cassidy Avent Reflects on Her Summer 2015 Internship with SCARCE

This guest post is by RU senior Cassidy Avent, a SUST major who interned during the Summer 2015 semester at the non-profit organization, SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Here is the … Continue reading

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In It for the Long-Haul: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reflects on Her Spring Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt have reported and reflected upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s Tiffany Mucci’s final such post, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at Midewin National … Continue reading

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UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy for 2016

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2016 program theme is “Nexus,” that is, the connection between water and energy. In … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, education, energy, policy, research, science, students, water

FMNH in the News: It’s Not Easy Being Green (For a 95 Year Old Building)

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (21 April 2016) notes the Museum’s achievement of LEED Gold certification, and how the sustainable operations within this historic building are a green asset to … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, food, green design, museums, news, publications, waste, water

RU Reforesting: Fundraiser This Thursday

RU Reforesting Fundraiser at Nando’s Peri-Peri Restaurant Thursday, April 21st, 2016 6:00pm – 10:00pm 953 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607   (West Loop location) One of our very own student organizations, RU Reforesting, is gearing up for a travel-abroad biology … Continue reading

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Upcoming Opportunities for Environmental Service with C3

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is offering many volunteer opportunities this spring to give back to the community and the Earth. C3 is an environmental education leader in Chicago, partnering with other area organizations to improve our neighborhoods through environmental service. See … Continue reading

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Paid Summer Internship: Friends of the Chicago River

Friends of the Chicago River is offering a paid River Stewardship and Wildlife internship available for summer 2016. This 3-month position begins at the end of May, and has a $2,500 stipend.  This is a great opportunity to intern with an … Continue reading

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