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Striking for Climate Change Action: A Student’s Perspective from Chicago

By Abby Ramirez It was 10:30 am on Friday, September 20th, the first day of the Global Climate Strike. Roosevelt University’s student environmental organization, RU Green, met in the Wabash lobby of Roosevelt and walked over to Grant Park, where … Continue reading

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Curious About Climate Change? Attend the Screening of the New Film Paris to Pittsburgh

Wabash Building Room 1215 4 – 5:45 pm Monday, November 4th The Sustainability Studies Program is hosting a film screening and discussion of the climate change-focused documentary Paris to Pittsburgh. The film charts the role that U.S. cities are playing in … Continue reading

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Chicago Youth Climate Strike this Friday 9/20/19 in Grant Park

Join members of RU Green, the Math Club, and others in an all-ages Chicago Youth Climate Strike march in Grant Park in downtown Chicago this Friday 9/20/19 in solidarity with climate strike marchers all over the world. Options for meeting: … Continue reading

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Today & Tomorrow @RooseveltU: Learn about Compost, Explore a Farmers Market, & More!

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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Celebrate Earth Day Today, & Go Green @RooseveltU this Week!

Earth Day is here! Get outside today if you can, rain or shine. Feel the sunshine on your face; or, the weather forecast holds up, bask in the overcast. (At least it won’t be snowing or sleeting.) Then, when you … Continue reading

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SUST Symposium 2019 on May 1st @RooseveltU

Celebrate #EarthMonth2019 @RooseveltU by attending the upcoming Spring 2019 SUST Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, from 2-5pm in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building in Chicago (425 S. Wabash Ave.) and videoconferenced live via Zoom. Symposium 6.1 (Spring … Continue reading

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A Petition to Fight Environmental Classism on Chicago’s Southeast Side

By Jake Hanahan, SUST Student Associate Recently, the Southeast Environmental Task Force started a petition to stop the relocation of a major polluter to Chicago’s Southeast Side in a blatant case of environmental classism. The polluter in question, open-air scrap … Continue reading

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