Category Archives: parks and public land

Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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Fighting Against the War on Sustainability

by Moses Viveros When one is sworn in as President of the United States, one takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of their ability. The preamble to the Constitution is … Continue reading

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$1K College Scholarship Offered by Friends of Volo Bog

The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career. To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must reside … Continue reading

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Sustainability for All: Examining the Relationship between Sustainability and Gentrification

By Moses Viveros When one thinks about “sustainability” and what it means; one usually conjures up images of green spaces, clean air, and well-maintained land. Typically projects or developments that are considered to be “sustainable” are created with the intention … Continue reading

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Northern Exposure: Student International Research Panel at RU Today, 3pm

As part of the 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Organizer Series hosted by the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, students that participated in Prof. Bethany Barratt’s POS 350 Environmental Justice class will report back from their comparative research trip in late … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Faculty & Staff Encouraged To Attend RU / FPDCC Partnership Exploratory Meeting on Oct. 20th

How can the largest forest preserve district in the United States (over 69,000 acres) support the teaching, research, and/or service goals of our university? RU faculty and staff are invited to come think out loud together about a partnership between … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation in Tanzania: SUST Alum Emily Rhea Reflects on Conservation Biology Travel Course

During the spring of 2016, Roosevelt students in Prof. Nobby Cordiero’s BIOL 367 Conservation Biology class capped off their semester with a May trip to Tanzania. This guest post is by RU alum Emily Rhea, a May 2016 SUST graduate … Continue reading

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