Category Archives: Roosevelt

Zero Waste Schools Initiative: Getting into the Garbage

By Bria Jerome As another part of my Sustainability Studies internship this semester at Seven Generations Ahead, I get the opportunity to participate in the Zero Waste Schools program. The program works with CPS schools and those in the greater … Continue reading

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Go Green During Earth Month 2019 @RooseveltU!

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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Fun Farming Field Trips Planned for Earth Month 2019 @RooseveltU

Ahh, spring has finally arrived! And what better way to celebrate this season than by getting outside and gardening. In honor or Earth Month, many special activities have been planned, including several garden and farm workdays and tours, arranged through … Continue reading

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Campus-Wide Composting @RooseveltU is Officially Live!

by Margaret Allen If you haven’t noticed already, here at Roosevelt we have launched a new system for composting food scraps and biodegradable waste. Just in time for spring and the advent of Earth Month, magical green bins have appeared … Continue reading

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Farm to School: Bria Jerome Reports on Her Internship at Seven Generations Ahead

By Bria Jerome Located in the suburb of Oak Park, Seven Generations Ahead works quietly and consistently to implement environmental goals throughout Cook County and the state of Illinois. SGA workers and interns divide their work into several different categories, … Continue reading

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Introducing RU’s Sustainability Student Leaders for Spring 2019!

RU’s Sustainability Studies program is proud to introduce its Spring 2019 Sustainability Leadership Team. Read on for a short bio of each member, in their words: Margaret Allen, Sustainability Student Associate My name is Margaret Allen. I was born and … Continue reading

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Fall 2019 Course Preview for SUST 390 – Introduction to Geographic Information Science

The Sustainability Studies program is once again offering its innovative course on Geographic Information Science (GIS) in Fall 2019. GIS is a software application that allows us to visual data, ask questions, and conduct analysis so that we can better … Continue reading

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