Category Archives: waste

You’re Doing it Wrong

By Samantha Schultz, President of RU Green As easy as recycling and composting seems, it can actually be very confusing for some. Often we experience “aspirational recycling” where we hold a holy piece of trash in the palm of our … Continue reading

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Microplastic Pollution and the Great Lakes

by Melissa Allegretti When I first began my Sustainability Studies major at Roosevelt, I had no idea the severity of the issues I was diving into. Climate change has become a critical global topic and I was eager to learn … Continue reading

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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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Bubbly Creek Service Day for Today 5/8 Cancelled

Due to projected weather conditions for today in Chicago, as well as recent heavy rainfall and resulting waterway contamination by combined sewage overflows, the scheduled SUST community service trip to Bubbly Creek for today 5/8 is cancelled. Rest assured, though, … Continue reading

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Help Clean Up Bubbly Creek: RU Community Service Day on Wed 5/8

Members of the RU Community are invited to join students in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 250 Sustainable University class @RooseveltU on a community service field trip to Canal Origins Park on Chicago’s Near Southwest Side. We’ll continue our yearly tradition … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Annual SUST Symposium this Wed 5/1 @RooseveltU

Celebrate #EarthMonth2019 @RooseveltU by attending this week’s Spring 2019 SUST Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, from 2-5pm in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building in Chicago (425 S. Wabash Ave.) and videoconferenced live via Zoom. Symposium 6.1 (Spring … Continue reading

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Today & Tomorrow @RooseveltU: Learn about Compost, Explore a Farmers Market, & More!

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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Celebrate Earth Day Today, & Go Green @RooseveltU this Week!

Earth Day is here! Get outside today if you can, rain or shine. Feel the sunshine on your face; or, the weather forecast holds up, bask in the overcast. (At least it won’t be snowing or sleeting.) Then, when you … Continue reading

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SUST Symposium 2019 on May 1st @RooseveltU

Celebrate #EarthMonth2019 @RooseveltU by attending the upcoming Spring 2019 SUST Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, from 2-5pm in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building in Chicago (425 S. Wabash Ave.) and videoconferenced live via Zoom. Symposium 6.1 (Spring … Continue reading

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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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