Category Archives: suburbs

Volunteering as a Bridge to a Lost World

By Christine Rado for SUST 350 When I was a kid, we didn’t volunteer. We weren’t necessarily “poor,” per se, but we weren’t exactly middle class either. We did struggle, as did many families ran by a single mother. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Calling All Gardeners! Plots Available at the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden

Make every day Earth Day by growing your own flowers, fruits and vegetables right on campus at the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden. The garden is open to all members of the RU community (registration is required). The university will provide … Continue reading

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RU Environmental Sustainability Internship (Schaumburg Campus) Open for Applications

The RU Physical Resources Department is offering a paid student internship position for the 2016-17 academic year. This job is an outstanding professional development opportunity and involves working directly with the RU Physical Resources Team under the direction of Paul Matthews, … Continue reading

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RU graduate Tiffany Mucci Publishes Essay on City Creatures Blog

The thriving environmental discourse of urban nature writing is highly varied in terms of genre — from fiction to poetry to creative nonfiction — and subject, as evidenced by the recently published volume City Creatures (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015) and … Continue reading

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Three Plots Still Available in RU Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus Community Garden is one of the origin sites for our university’s sustainability movement, and is a thriving hub of gardening innovation and community building. Right now, three 5×5 plots are still available for this year’s growing season. … Continue reading

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Following Our Waste and Water Streams: SUST Senior Cassidy Avent Reflects on Her Summer 2015 Internship with SCARCE

This guest post is by RU senior Cassidy Avent, a SUST major who interned during the Summer 2015 semester at the non-profit organization, SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Here is the … Continue reading

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In It for the Long-Haul: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reflects on Her Spring Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt have reported and reflected upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s Tiffany Mucci’s final such post, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at Midewin National … Continue reading

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