Category Archives: conservation

Environmental Justice on Chicago’s Southeast Side: Local Activists Speak at RU on Nov. 2

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), Cheryl Johnson (President, People for Community Recovery), Peggy Salazar (Board Member and past Director, Southeast Environmental Task Force … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Faculty & Staff Encouraged To Attend RU / FPDCC Partnership Exploratory Meeting on Oct. 20th

How can the largest forest preserve district in the United States (over 69,000 acres) support the teaching, research, and/or service goals of our university? RU faculty and staff are invited to come think out loud together about a partnership between … Continue reading

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Next Monday, Join “Expedition Arctic: A Journey to the Seafloor and Beyond” with RU Prof Michele Hoffman (Oct. 17th, 4pm)

In recognition of October as #CampusSustainabilityMonth, the Sustainability Studies Program will host a presentation by SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman Trotter entitled Expedition Arctic: A Journey to the Seafloor and Beyond on Monday, October 17th, 2016, at 4 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Expedition Arctic: A Journey to the Seafloor and Beyond with RU Prof Michele Hoffman (Oct. 17th, 4pm)

Fall is here and that means Campus Sustainability Month will soon be in full swing, This October of 2016 marks the second annual Campus Sustainability Month as sponsored by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education (AASHE), … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Day of Service on the Banks of Bubbly Creek

by Moses Viveros To conclude its inaugural American Dream Reconsidered Conference last week, Roosevelt hosted a day of service where students, faculty, and staff were able to participate in a variety of different volunteer projects throughout Chicago and in the … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation in Tanzania: SUST Alum Emily Rhea Reflects on Conservation Biology Travel Course

During the spring of 2016, Roosevelt students in Prof. Nobby Cordiero’s BIOL 367 Conservation Biology class capped off their semester with a May trip to Tanzania. This guest post is by RU alum Emily Rhea, a May 2016 SUST graduate … Continue reading

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Planning for Conservation and Quality of Life in the Kankakee Sands

Some fascinating regional sustainability news from one of the SUST Program’s great partners, the Field Museum: the Chicago Region conservation team in the Museum’s Keller Science Action Center drew on the Quality of Life planning process used in South America … Continue reading

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