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Broccoli, sage, chive blossoms and thyme

Rooftops aren’t just for runoff anymore. But even more than a green roof, the Wabash building has a garden that’s produced more than 22 lbs of vegetables the first month this year. Herbs and veggies grown here are also served

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Roosevelt University’s RUrbanPioneers Community Garden Drip Irrigation is here!

The Sustainability team at Roosevelt’s Schaumburg campus teamed up in late June to install the first-ever drip irrigation in the community garden. Previously, water barrels were filled and irrigation consisted of hand-carried buckets, a time intensive practice. Two years in

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How 1 RU Student Saved 551 Metric Tons of Lake Michigan Water with One Simple Act

Upon moving into the Wabash Building this summer I noticed many changes. I quickly learned that moving from the University Center to the Wabash building required an open mind, and a willingness to adjust to a greener lifestyle. Life at

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Harvesting begins at RU’s Wabash rooftop

Interrupted only by a noon-hour rainstorm today, we harvested othe first 4 lbs of produce from the fifth floor rooftop at Wabash. Herbs and greens were donated to Chef Charlie at Roosevelt University’s Wabash Dining Center on the 2nd floor

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Wabash Rooftop Garden Efforts

Earth Week and Bike2Campus Week were both just two weeks ago, right before finals week. As such, students, faculty, and staff of Roosevelt University were encouraged to join in on the Wabash rooftop garden planting prep days: Tuesday, April 22nd

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Earth Week/Bike2Campus Week 2014!!!

Join Roosevelt, tomorrow the 17th for Water Conservation Day as well as to help kick off Earth Week/Bike2Campus Week 2014! This event will be taking place from 3-5pm in the Auditorium Building, Fainman Lounge. Stop on by and grab some

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Finals Are Coming Up, So Take A Break!!!

Finals are approaching fast…faster than I would like to admit. And, with that in mind, you deserve a break from all that hard studying! As such, April 21st-25th marks Earth Week/Bike2Campus Week and it also offers the perfect opportunity to

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Earth Week and Bike2Campus Week, What?!

Most of us know that Earth Week (April 21st-25th) is approaching. However, not all of us may know that this same week marks the first time ever that the Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) is hosting the

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Roosevelt University & Water Conservation, What Sweet Cohesion!

Living in Chicago, at the corner of Lake Michigan and a seemingly endless supply of water, we Chicagoans don’t always think about how much water we use on a day-to-day basis. However, our proximity to a large volume of water

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Lights out for Earth Hour 2014: March 29 2013 at 8:30pm!

On Saturday 29 March 2013 from 8:30-9:30pm, Roosevelt University will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of our locations and facilities across the whole campus for This year launches another way to support the Earth. Earth

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