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Roosevelt Faculty Member Dr. Carla Jones Co-Authors Textbook on Renewable Fuels, Sustainable Energy Future

We are excited to announce Roosevelt’s own Dr. Carla Jones, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies, has co-authored Our Energy Future, an introductory textbook on the study of energy production, alternative and renewable fuels, and ways to build a sustainable energy future, which … 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

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Greenprint Plan Empowers Community Colleges, Develops Green Workforce

Editor’s note: This message is adapted from the Illinois Green Economy Network’s News and Events webpage announcement. Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation, Bank of America, and education leaders all across North America last month released Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare … Continue reading

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City of Chicago Releases “Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead”

Take a look inside the Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead, an easy-to-read summarization of Chicago’s progress thus far in the City’s commitment to a sustainable future. Recent achievements such as passing the Energy Benchmarking ordinance, joining … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies in 2015: The Year in Review

2015 was a landmark year of transformation and transition in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to an exciting new year as we start classes this January. Here as in our previous year-end reviews, … 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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RU Sustainability Efforts Profiled in Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and ChicagoInno Articles

Roosevelt’s sustainability efforts, plans, and accomplishments have been getting a good amount of positive press lately in the wake of the university’s releasing its first Strategic Sustainability Plan in June. Back on June 12th, reporter Paulina Firozi published a front-page article … Continue reading

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