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Register Now for SUST 361 Urban Ecology this Summer!

Now that the Spring 2020 semester is finished, it’s a great time to set yourself up for a summer class @RooseveltU. The Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative and exciting fully-online course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Course Preview for SUST 361 Urban Ecology

For coming summer semester (2020) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative fully-online course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. Graham Pickren. A unique experiential learning course, SUST 361 introduces students to the research methods and practices of … Continue reading

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Volunteering with the Puerto Rico Project and Chicago Recovery Alliance

by Octavio Urbina for SUST 350 This is my last year here at Roosevelt University.  I was asked to do a semester internship with an organization that focused on doing something with either people or the environment and helping them … Continue reading

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My Summer as a City of Chicago Bicycling Ambassador

by Edwin Serna for SUST 350 At the beginning of summer 2019 I was hired to be a City of Chicago bicycling ambassador, which is an outreach and education team for the Chicago Department of Transportation. I first heard about … Continue reading

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Building Resilience and Fostering Sustainability through Urban Farming

by Melissa Allegretti for SUST 350 Sustainability is the term everyone should understand and work toward as our environment continues to show signs of distress. Luckily, there are endless opportunities for people to contribute to a movement that will help … Continue reading

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Paid Position at the National Park Service in Chicago

Alumni and graduating students will be interested in this job.  Even if you aren’t graduating in December, it still might not hurt to apply. Join the National Park Service as an Urban Ecology Fellow  The National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2020) the Sustainability Studies program will reprise our innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. The class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden on its LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building as … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Course Preview for SUST 361 Urban Ecology

This coming summer semester (2020) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative fully-online course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. Graham Pickren. This unique experiential learning course introduces students to the research methods and practices of the growing … Continue reading

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Greenest Region Corps Seeks 12 Americorps Volunteers

The Greenest Region Corps is a partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps to find ~12 enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of our GRC communities in the Chicago region. AmeriCorps volunteers will work directly for a … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Annual SUST Symposium this Wed 5/1 @RooseveltU

Celebrate #EarthMonth2019 @RooseveltU by attending this week’s Spring 2019 SUST Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, from 2-5pm in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building in Chicago (425 S. Wabash Ave.) and videoconferenced live via Zoom. Symposium 6.1 (Spring … Continue reading

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