Category Archives: food

Zero Waste Schools Initiative: Getting into the Garbage

By Bria Jerome As another part of my Sustainability Studies internship this semester at Seven Generations Ahead, I get the opportunity to participate in the Zero Waste Schools program. The program works with CPS schools and those in the greater … Continue reading

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Go Green During Earth Month 2019 @RooseveltU!

This April is #RUEarthMonth2019, and there are lots of ways to go green at Roosevelt as part of our campus sustainability efforts — from recycling and composting promotional events to fun urban ag field trips to our annual sustainability symposium. … Continue reading

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Fun Farming Field Trips Planned for Earth Month 2019 @RooseveltU

Ahh, spring has finally arrived! And what better way to celebrate this season than by getting outside and gardening. In honor or Earth Month, many special activities have been planned, including several garden and farm workdays and tours, arranged through … Continue reading

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Campus-Wide Composting @RooseveltU is Officially Live!

by Margaret Allen If you haven’t noticed already, here at Roosevelt we have launched a new system for composting food scraps and biodegradable waste. Just in time for spring and the advent of Earth Month, magical green bins have appeared … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Instructor position

Hi folks, The Gary Comer Youth Center is looking to hire a full-time, year round Urban Agriculture Instructor to work at their facility on the South Side. The full job flyer and link to apply can be found here. Position … Continue reading

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Farm to School: Bria Jerome Reports on Her Internship at Seven Generations Ahead

By Bria Jerome Located in the suburb of Oak Park, Seven Generations Ahead works quietly and consistently to implement environmental goals throughout Cook County and the state of Illinois. SGA workers and interns divide their work into several different categories, … Continue reading

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Summer 2019 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2019) the Sustainability Studies program will reprise our innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. The class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden on its LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building as … Continue reading

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