Category Archives: green design

Alum Diana Ramirez (BA ’17) Publishes Article on Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Diana Ramirez, who graduated from RU in May 2017 as the university’s first double-major in Sociology and Sustainability Studies, has just published an article in the Chicago news publication, South Side Weekly. Her October 10th essay, “Scavenging the South Lakefront,” … 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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Closed Loop Forum & Fest Hosted by Plant Chicago this Saturday, July 28

Plant Chicagoʼs Closed Loop Forum & Fest 2018 is focused on cultivating local circular economies. The Forum 9 am – 1 pm Ideas on neighborhood production, consumption, and waste will be shared by local thinkers and organizations. Collaborate with neighborhood … Continue reading

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Scholarships Still Available to Attend the 2018 Greenbuild Expo this November in Chicago

According to the US Green Building Council, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo scheduled for November 14-16 in Chicago at McCormick Place is the face to face experience for sustainability in the built environment. It’s for professionals in architecture, construction, … Continue reading

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Summer 2018 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2018) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. Taught by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich, the class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gardening, Community Service, & Social Justice: Reflections on Service Day 2017 @RooseveltU

By Diana Ramirez (BA ‘17) Last week, Roosevelt University held a Day of Service to conclude a week of panels and performances exploring contemporary issues of social justice for the second annual American Dream Reconsidered Conference. The Roosevelt community and … 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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