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Sustainability at the Field Museum: SUST Major Laura Miller Hill Reports on Her Summer Internship

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the new several weeks, we’ll post … Continue reading

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RU Sustainability Efforts Profiled in Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and ChicagoInno Articles

Roosevelt’s sustainability efforts, plans, and accomplishments have been getting a good amount of positive press lately in the wake of the university’s releasing its first Strategic Sustainability Plan in June. Back on June 12th, reporter Paulina Firozi published a front-page article … Continue reading

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Register Now for Fall 2015 Classes at RU

Hey, Roosevelt students — do you still need to finish up your fall course schedule? Interested in learning more about sustainability, the environment, and social justice? You’re in luck! Advising and registration are ongoing and spots are still available for the Fall 2015 Sustainability … Continue reading

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RU Releases Groundbreaking Strategic Sustainability Plan

In celebration of the university’s official release of its first Strategic Sustainability Plan this summer, we reprint this 10 June 2015 RU news release by Laura Janota, Director of Public Relations at Roosevelt. Green is no longer just Roosevelt University’s … Continue reading

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Why We Need English Majors To Help Ensure a Sustainable Future

Here in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt, faculty requite a lot of writing from students in all the classes throughout the curriculum. That’s not just because our profs love reading and grading papers (though of course they do); rather, it … Continue reading

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SETF Summer Tours of Chicago’s South Side

This summer, the Southeast Environmental Task Force is offering several public tours of the environmental sites of interest on Chicago’s South Side that offer a close-up view of wastewater treatment systems, landfill and recycling facilities, hazardous waste and pollution sites … Continue reading

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RU Environmental Sustainability Internship Open for Applications

The RU Physical Resources Department is offering a paid student internship position to begin in Spring/Summer 2015 and run through 2015. This job is an outstanding professional development opportunity and involves working directly with the RU Physical Resources Team under the … Continue reading

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