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The Power of Urban Agriculture

by Vicki Gerberich One of my favorite aspects of teaching the SUST 230 Food course in RU’s Sustainability Studies program is the fact that I have the opportunity to talk about urban agriculture and often introduce students to organizations and … Continue reading

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Finals Week Assignment: Get Registered for Summer & Fall Classes @RooseveltU!

As the spring semester’s regular classes ended on Monday and we begin Finals Week today at Roosevelt, it’s a great time to take a few minutes’ break from studying and writing papers to get registered for summer and fall classes! … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: Assessing Residence Hall Recycling @RooseveltU

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 One of the many campus initiatives and activities being tackled by the students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainability University this spring semester is waste reduction through improved recycling and composting. Our Recycling and Compost … Continue reading

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Be Hip, Go Green . . . and Get Registered! (for Summer & Fall Classes @RooseveltU)

It’s #EarthWeek, folks, and spring is literally busting out before our very eyes; and besides lifting the spirits, that awakening is an opportune time to get registered for summer and fall classes! Advising and registration are ongoing, so if you’re … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Event Rocked the RU’s Congress Lounge for #EarthMonth2017

By Jimmy Dooley for ACP/SUST 250 Kicking off this spring’s line-up of sustainability events for #EarthMonth2017 was this past Tuesday’s Fair Trade Lip-Sync Battle / Open Mic sponsored by RU Green, the university’s student environmental organization, and The Blaze, Roosevelt’s … Continue reading

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Kick off Earth Month at RU with a Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm this Sun 4/9

This semester’s SUST 230 Food class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, is heading out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, April 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by … Continue reading

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