Category Archives: waste

Tour Wastewater Treatment Plants this Saturday with the MWRD

The general public is welcome to tour any of the six wastewater treatment plants within the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago this Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 9am-noon, as part of Infrastructure Week. For more info, see … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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