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Growing Chicago: Food Access and Urban Agriculture

By Nikki Braus for SUST 350 My friends frequently brag about the convenience of living within the heart of Chicago’s densely-settled urban landscape — everything is so close together, and everything you need is within walking distance or just a … Continue reading

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Oxfam Hunger Banquet @RooseveltU this Thursday, Nov. 16

Issues of food insecurity and homelessness are present on university and college campuses worldwide. Roosevelt recognizes that we are not exempt from the concerns of those students who identify in this way, and are dedicated to providing resources, support, and … Continue reading

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SUST 350 Service Team Tackles Fall Projects at Eden Place Nature Center & Farm

By Emma Vuillemot for SUST 350 Our SUST 350 Service and Sustainability course this fall at Roosevelt University takes place at Eden Place Nature Center for another season of working on Fuller Park’s very own nature center and urban farm. … Continue reading

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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

The University of Michigan just announced that applications are open for undergraduate students interested in conservation science to do research over two summers supported by the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. Accepted scholars complete two 8-week summer sessions (in 2018 … Continue reading

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Register @RooseveltU for Spring & Summer 2018 Classes

Here’s a cheerful autumnal thought: advising and registration are now ongoing (since Nov 2nd) for the Spring & Summer 2018 semesters here at @RooseveltU. The Sustainability Studies program is offering a wide range of courses and we’re planning two exciting … Continue reading

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Sociology, Environmental Justice, & Sustainability: Reflections by SOC Grad Student Shanti Brown

by Shanti Brown As a second-year graduate student in sociology at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus, my connection to sustainability and environmental justice stems from my longstanding interest in studying poverty and social justice. Sadly, the inequities of the poor also … Continue reading

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Compost Collection @RooseveltU: Back in Action this Fall!

by Tony DiVecchio, SUST senior and Roosevelt Urban Sustainability Lab intern It’s back! Composting in the Auditorium Building is back in action. This is a continuation of the pilot program that the Physical Resources Department and Sustainability Studies Program started … Continue reading

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