Category Archives: food

San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Editor’s note: Just days after the historic climate agreement was reached in Paris, the city of San Diego announced its own groundbreaking pledge to reduce its emissions by half and to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the next … Continue reading

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SUST Alumni Guest Post: Jordan Ewbank (BA ’15) Reflects on Summer Internship in Costa Rica

This alumni guest post is by Jordan Ewbank, a Sustainability Studies alum who graduated with honors in 2015 and was part of the SUST 390 Sustainable Campus Spring 2015 class that did the preliminary research for RU’s first STARS report. … Continue reading

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Seeds Grow at The Plant: Emily Rhea Reflects on Her Fall 2015 Internship

This guest post is by RU senior Emily Rhea, a SUST major who has interned during the Fall 2015 semester at The Plant in Chicago.  Here, Emily reflects back on her work at this sustainable food production powerhouse the last few months.  … Continue reading

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“World’s Largest Rooftop Farm” Opens on Chicago’s South Side

Gotham Greens, a New York-based urban agriculture pioneer, has expanded its territory to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the Chicagoland area. Operating from the rooftop of an existing manufacturing plant on the city’s south side, this innovative urban … Continue reading

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Living Resources Event: Business Solutions to Food Security Challenges in Chicago December 8th

“Living Resources” Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Union League Club 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 Hosted by Mariah Barrett and John Steven Bianucci RSVP at Eventbrite A free event and networking opportunity Join John Steven Bianucci, Director of … Continue reading

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Food Waste-to-Energy at The Plant: SUST Major Emily Rhea Reports on Her Fall Sustainability Internship

This guest post is by RU senior Emily Rhea, a SUST major who is interning at The Plant in Chicago.  During the Fall 2015 semester, Emily reports on her work at this sustainable food production powerhouse.  Interning at The Plant in Chicago’s Back … Continue reading

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Gardening at the Field Museum: SUST Major Laura Miller Hill Reports on Her Summer Sustainability Internship

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies did internships or pursued study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. We’re posting their reports from the field on their activities, … Continue reading

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