Category Archives: field trips

Tour Wastewater Treatment Plants this Saturday with the MWRD

The general public is welcome to tour any of the six wastewater treatment plants within the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago this Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 9am-noon, as part of Infrastructure Week. For more info, see … Continue reading

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Info Meetings for BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology in Tropical Africa

This coming spring semester at RU, the Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences is offering BIOL 369/469 Conservation Biology: Tropical Africa — a 14-day, field-based course that will largely be carried out in the Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania, where … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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Kick off Earth Month at RU with a Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm this Sun 4/9

This semester’s SUST 230 Food class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, is heading out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, April 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by … Continue reading

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Sustainability for All: Examining the Relationship between Sustainability and Gentrification

By Moses Viveros When one thinks about “sustainability” and what it means; one usually conjures up images of green spaces, clean air, and well-maintained land. Typically projects or developments that are considered to be “sustainable” are created with the intention … Continue reading

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Northern Exposure: Student International Research Panel at RU Today, 3pm

As part of the 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Organizer Series hosted by the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, students that participated in Prof. Bethany Barratt’s POS 350 Environmental Justice class will report back from their comparative research trip in late … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice Students Report on Trip to the Pacific NW this Wed 12/7 at RU

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