Category Archives: education

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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We Are Still In: Roosevelt U President Ali Affirms Paris Agreement

by Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, President of Roosevelt University Roosevelt University recognizes our responsibility to the environment. Despite President Trump’s withdrawal . . . [on 1 June 2017] of the U.S. from the Paris Agreements, we reaffirm our commitment to national … Continue reading

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SUST Symposium 4.1 (Spring 2017) @RooseveltU: Advancing Campus Sustainability, Critiquing Neoliberalism

As part of #EarthMonth2017 at Roosevelt University, the Sustainability Studies Program hosted its Spring 2017 SUST Symposium on Wednesday 4/26 from 2-6pm in RU’s Gage Gallery in Chicago (18 S. Michigan Avenue). Symposium 4.1 featured nine team presentations by RU … Continue reading

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World Fair Trade Day Festival in Downtown Chicago Today, May 3rd

This event today is downtown Chicago not only is happening on a rare sunny day this spring, but also dovetails beautifully with the efforts of the RU Green student organization and the Fair Trade campus sustainability student team from SUST … 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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SUST Symposium 2017 Today in @RooseveltU’s Gage Gallery (2-6pm)

In celebration of #EarthMonth2017, the Roosevelt community is warmly invited to attend today’s Spring 2017 SUST Symposium, held from 2-6pm at RU’s Gage Gallery in Chicago (18 S. Michigan Ave.) and video-conferenced live via Zoom. Symposium 4.1 (Spring 2017) features … 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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