Category Archives: ecology

Building a Sustainable and Resilient Environment

by Sylwia Kmiec for SUST 350 Part of creating a sustainable and resilient environment is to improve and protect the quality of this place we call home, through the elimination of all the harm humans cause. This idea is explored … 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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The Social Equity Crisis: Interconnections among Sustainability, Social Justice, and Politics

by Jordan Fierst for SUST 350 The three Es of sustainability — environment, economy, and equity — guide the conversation around sustainable development. If all three of these pillars are not considered, sustainable development can never be fully achieved. To … Continue reading

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Microplastic Pollution and the Great Lakes

by Melissa Allegretti When I first began my Sustainability Studies major at Roosevelt, I had no idea the severity of the issues I was diving into. Climate change has become a critical global topic and I was eager to learn … 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 exciting field-based course, SUST 361 Urban Ecology, taught by Prof. Graham Pickren at the Chicago Campus. This five-Saturdays course introduces students to the research methods and practices of … Continue reading

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Help Clean Up Bubbly Creek: RU Community Service Day on Wed 5/8

Members of the RU Community are invited to join students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 250 Sustainable University class @RooseveltU on a community service field trip to Canal Origins Park on Chicago’s Near Southwest Side. We’ll continue our yearly tradition … Continue reading

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