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Sustainability Studies in 2014: The Year in Review

2014 was another productive and exciting year in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to a great 2015 as we start classes this winter. Here we celebrate 2014 with a brief rundown on student activities … Continue reading

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RU Achieves Gold Certification in the IL Governor’s Higher Ed Campus Sustainability Compact

On Dec. 9th, 2014, Roosevelt University achieved gold-level recognition under the Illinois Governor’s Higher Education Campus Sustainability Compact. Roosevelt received this distinct honor for its continuous commitment to sustainability as demonstrated by meeting the Compact’s goals required to earn Gold. Through the … Continue reading

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Morton Arboretum Awards RU’s Schaumburg Campus Level I Arboretum Accreditation

Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus has been awarded Level I Arboretum Accreditation through the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. The University received the accreditation by meeting standards set by Morton arboreta and sustainable landscapes. An arboretum is a specialized type of … Continue reading

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RU Announces its Gold Partnership with the IL Food Scrap Coalition

The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC) is a dedicated to advancing food scrap composting in Illinois through program implementation, policy and advocacy. Roosevelt University is proud to announce its Gold Partnership with the IFSC. As such, the university demonstrates the … Continue reading

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RU Makes the Princeton Review’s Green Schools List for 3rd Year in a Row

The Sustainability Studies Program is glad to report that, for the third consecutive year, Roosevelt University has made the Princeton Review’s prestigious list of the top 332 green colleges and universities in the US. Great credit for these accomplishments go … Continue reading

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RecycleMania Diverted Over 89M Pounds of Material from Landfills this Year

The nationwide college and university competition to recycle and compost material had 461 participating universities that diverted over 89 million pounds during the eight-week period. Antioch University was awarded Grand Champion with the highest percentage of overall recycled waste (93 … Continue reading

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Chicago Named 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the US

On March 15th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago has been named the 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the United States by the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long competition among cities to promote renewable energy … Continue reading

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