Category Archives: food

FMNH in the News: It’s Not Easy Being Green (For a 95 Year Old Building)

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (21 April 2016) notes the Museum’s achievement of LEED Gold certification, and how the sustainable operations within this historic building are a green asset to … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, food, green design, museums, news, publications, waste, water

Dig It! Earth Week Teach-Ins Today at RU’s Chicago Campus, 2-4:30pm

Students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics class are hosting multiple teach-ins today on various applications of sustainability in the Dining Center (WB 2nd floor), Fainman Lounge, and Congress Lounge (both on AUD 2nd floor, Michigan … Continue reading

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Earth Week Teach-Ins at RU Next Tuesday, Apr 19, 2-5pm

Students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics class will be hosting multiple teach-ins on various applications of sustainability in the Dining Center (WB 2nd floor), Fainman Lounge, and Congress Lounge (both on AUD 2nd floor, Michigan … Continue reading

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Summer Employment Opportunity at Plant Chicago

Plant Chicago, a closed-loop sustainable food production operation in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, is hiring an Outreach Associate to support community outreach efforts, especially related to their farmers market and education programming. This is a part-time seasonal position, with … Continue reading

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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

Posted in agriculture, business, cities, food, green design, news, publications

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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