Category Archives: food

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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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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Talkin’ Some More Trash (and Responsible Waste Practices While We’re at It)

Things are looking a little greener in the AUD building this spring. The compost pilot that previously launched on the 8th floor is now expanding to floors 5 + 2. In the first 8 weeks of the 8th floor pilot, … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Course Preview for SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at Eden Place Nature Center

This coming fall semester (2017) the Sustainability Studies program once again offers a unique transformational service learning course, SUST 350 Service and Sustainability, at the Chicago Campus as well as online. Taught by SUST professor Mike Bryson, the course theme … Continue reading

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