Category Archives: recycling

Compost Collection @RooseveltU: Back in Action this Fall 2018!

We know . . . you’ve been waiting and wondering, sometimes breathlessly, for the big reveal. When will those irresistible green composting bins reappear in Roosevelt’s historic and ever-charming Auditorium Building, with clever signs exhorting you to deposit your snack … Continue reading

Posted in activities, education, food, recycling, Roosevelt, students, waste | 1 Comment

SUST Alum Rebecca Quesnell (BA ’15) Talks Recycling in Chicago Tomorrow, Oct. 3rd

Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 240 Waste class is honored to host a special guest speaker tomorrow, Oct. 3rd, at 3:30pm: Rebecca Quesnell (BA ’15), the Sustainability Coordinator at Independent Recycling Services in Chicago. “Beeka,” as she’s known far and wide, … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, cities, courses, education, events, recycling, Roosevelt, students, waste | 1 Comment

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

Posted in activities, cities, community, events, green design, recycling, waste | 1 Comment

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

Posted in activities, education, food, recycling, Roosevelt, students, waste

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

Posted in activities, agriculture, courses, education, events, food, recycling, Roosevelt, service, students

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

Posted in activities, education, events, food, recycling, Roosevelt, students | 3 Comments

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

Posted in ethics, faculty, history, news, policy, recycling, social justice, waste | 1 Comment