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Fighting Climate Change by Learning from Indigenous Communities

by Jessica Villarreal for SUST 350 While many of us are aware of the global changes we are experiencing due to climate change, we seldomly consider how it affects those who live where these changes are most intense: the Arctic. … 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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Register Now for SUST 370 – Mapping for Sustainability (Spring 2020)

The Sustainability Studies program will offer innovative course entitled “Mapping for Sustainability” this coming Spring 2020 semester at Roosevelt U. This hands-on course utilizes Geographic Information Science (GIS )software, which allows us to visualize data, ask questions, and conduct analysis … 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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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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Spring 2020 Course Preview for SUST 370 – Mapping for Sustainability

The Sustainability Studies program will offer innovative course entitled “Mapping for Sustainability” this coming Spring 2020 semester at Roosevelt U. This hands-on course utilizes Geographic Information Science (GIS )software, which allows us to visualize data, ask questions, and conduct analysis … Continue reading

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