Category Archives: waste

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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Policy Initiatives for Combating Food Waste

By Yessenia Balcazar Among the topics that were covered in my most recent courses I have taken as a sustainability studies major at Roosevelt University, I found that the topic of food waste, particularly the sources of food waste, 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

Posted in business, cities, economics, policy, pollution, recycling, waste

Waste Not, Want Not: Assessing Residence Hall Recycling @RooseveltU

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 One of the many campus initiatives and activities being tackled by the students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainability University this spring semester is waste reduction through improved recycling and composting. Our Recycling and Compost … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Some More Trash (and Responsible Waste Practices While We’re at It)

Things are looking a little greener in the AUD building this spring. The compost pilot that previously launched on the 8th floor is now expanding to floors 5 + 2. In the first 8 weeks of the 8th floor pilot, … Continue reading

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