Category Archives: recycling

Talkin’ Trash (and Makin’ Compost) at RU: Earth Month 2018

It’s official — the 8th, 4th, and 2nd floors of the Auditorium Building (or “AUD ” for short) are now the coolest scenes on Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus. Why, you may ask? Well, students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University have … Continue reading

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RU Garden Gnomes Hosting Rooftop Garden Workdays Today and Next Tuesday

Hello RU Lakers! The Rooftop Garden Gnomes from ACP/SUST 250 Sustainable University are here to update you on the status of your garden on the WB’s 5th story. We are currently in one of the most crucial periods of gardening. … Continue reading

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RU Residence Hall Greencycle Event: Next Monday 4/16 at 4pm

As the Residence Hall move-out day approaches, many students may have clothing and other things that they don’t use or need anymore. Instead of throwing these things away and adding to landfill waste, students may donate those things at the … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Working in Waste

SUST co-founder and former Roosevelt University professor Carl Zimring, now professor of sustainability studies at the Pratt Institute in NYC, published this powerful op-ed in the Friday 2/9 online edition of the NY Times. In his essay, “A Waste Worker … Continue reading

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Compost Collection @RooseveltU: Back in Action this Fall!

by Tony DiVecchio, SUST senior and Roosevelt Urban Sustainability Lab intern It’s back! Composting in the Auditorium Building is back in action. This is a continuation of the pilot program that the Physical Resources Department and Sustainability Studies Program started … Continue reading

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Return Your Solar Eclipse Glasses; Support Science Education Worldwide

Roosevelt students, faculty and staff — If you still have any solar eclipse glasses, please turn them in to Prof. Mike Bryson (mailstop: AUD 835 or office: AUD 829) or Prof. Norbert Cordeiro (WB 816). Glasses will be donated to … Continue reading

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Chicago Bag Tax Reduces Bag Use by Over 40%

In February of 2017, the City of Chicago introduced a 7 cent tax on each disposable bag used in an effort to cut down on bag waste and to encourage Chicagoans to bring their reusable bags on every shopping trip. … Continue reading

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