Category Archives: food

Crickets and Kale: WB Garden Summer Update

by Diana Ramirez and Moses Viveros Despite the slow start at the beginning of this year’s growing season, the 2017 Wabash Rooftop Summer Gardeners have been working hard to revitalize our outdoor plots to harvest fresh herbs and vegetables that … Continue reading

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SUST Alumni Tend the WB Rooftop Garden at RU this Summer

SUST grads Moses Viveros and Diana Ramirez (BA, May 2017) are working this summer as Sustainability Student Associates at RU’s Chicago Campus. Among their many and various projects is tending the WB Rooftop Garden on the 5th floor of Roosevelt’s … Continue reading

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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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Policy Initiatives for Combating Food Waste

By Yessenia Balcazar Among the topics that were covered in my most recent courses I have taken as a sustainability studies major at Roosevelt University, I found that the topic of food waste, particularly the sources of food waste, to … 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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Fair Trade Event Rocked the RU’s Congress Lounge for #EarthMonth2017

By Jimmy Dooley for ACP/SUST 250 Kicking off this spring’s line-up of sustainability events for #EarthMonth2017 was this past Tuesday’s Fair Trade Lip-Sync Battle / Open Mic sponsored by RU Green, the university’s student environmental organization, and The Blaze, Roosevelt’s … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Kick-Off Event @RooseveltU on Tuesday 4/11, 5-8pm

Come celebrate #EarthMonth and learn about Fair Trade at this student-run event this coming Tuesday @RooseveltU! 5-8pm in the AUD Congress Lounge, Chicago Campus (430 S. Michigan Ave.) Sponsored by the student environmental org RU Green and The Blaze, RU’s … Continue reading

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