Register Now for Fall 2019 SUST Classes @RooseveltU!

Check out these Sustainability Studies course options for Fall 2019, and get in touch w/ your advisor to register!

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RU students in SUST 220 Water paddle the North Branch of the Chicago River (photo: M. Hoffman)

Hey, Roosevelt students! While spring classes are wrapped up and summer classes are just starting, advising and registration are ongoing for the Fall 2018 semester here at RU. If you haven’t finished setting up your fall schedule, wait no longer! Sign up now to get the classes you want. Spaces are still available in most of our SUST courses.

If you’re an RU student, (1) look over the Summer and Fall 2018 schedules using this Coursefinder, (2) check your remaining course requirements in Degree Works, and (3) email or call your assigned academic advisor with your planned schedule and any questions you have about your upcoming classes. Your advisor will provide you with an RU Access registration code so you can register. Click on selected titles below for detailed course previews!

Sustainability Studies courses…

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Bubbly Creek Service Day for Today 5/8 Cancelled

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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, that future service outings to Canal Origins Park and the storied shoreline will be scheduled in the future. Just watch the SUST blog for announcements of upcoming service opportunities this summer and next fall!

Meanwhile, check out this info from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District about the occurrence of Combined Sewage Overflows in Chicago’s waterways, which negatively impact water quality during rainy days — especially in Bubbly Creek’s industrialized channel. Also see this recent op-ed in the Sun-Times by Friends of the Chicago River about the need to eliminate CSOs and reduce pollution in our waterways. Finally, check out this Water Conservation Guide from Friends of the Chicago…

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

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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 2019) will feature four team presentations by RU undergraduate students in SUST 250 The Sustainable University. From 2-4pm in WB 1214, teams will describe their work on campus sustainability projects on bottled water policy, food waste reduction, rooftop gardening, residence hall recycling, and solar energy production.

Then at 4pm, we’ll take a short break for refreshments and resume with two individual presentations by senior SUST major Bria Jerome and distinguished alum Yessenia Balcazar (BA ’18) on their recent internship and advocacy work. Bria will describe her adventures this spring as RU’s first-ever intern at Seven Generations Ahead in Oak Park and Chicago, where she’s been working on garden…

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

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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. Today 4/25 we’ve got a recycling/composting info session and a student-led field trip to a local farmers market; tomorrow 4/26 there are two urban farm field trips planned with students and faculty from SUST 230 Food. Details below!

Today 11:30am-2pm — Learn about Recycling & Composting with Expert Rebecca Quesnell: One of the living legends among the many SUST alumni working for positive change out there in this great big world of ours is Rebecca “Beeka” Quesnell (BA ’15 Sustainability Studies), who now works as the Sustainability Coordinator for Independent Recycling Services. That’s huge, because Independent collects RU’s recyclables at the Chicago Campus! Stop by the info…

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

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RU President Ali knows how to go green: harvests greens from the WB Rooftop Garden during the #AmDreamConf service day, back in 2016 (photo: RU)

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 come back inside, join students from the SUST 250 Sustainable University class and RU Green as they promote our new composting initiative in that nexus of RU food consumption, the RU Dining Center, from 12-5pm. There may be prizes (or at least a pleasant endorphine rush) for tossing your stuff in the right bin. Plus, you can avoid otherwise unpleasant tasks by taking an Earth Day Quiz and reading these Earth Day Tips! Take a photo of your Earth-friendly actions (e.g., using a compost…

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SUST Symposium 2019 on May 1st @RooseveltU

This Monday is Earth Day 2019, which kicks off Earth Week, which is a highlight of Earth Month, which . . . well, you get the idea. Any way you slice it, by the day or the century, we’ve got cool stuff going on @RooseveltU!

Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University

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 2019) will feature four team presentations by RU undergraduate students in SUST 250 The Sustainable University. From 2-4pm in WB 1214, teams will describe their work on campus sustainability projects on bottled water policy, food waste reduction, rooftop gardening, residence hall recycling, and solar energy production.

Then at 4pm, we’ll take a short break for refreshments and resume with two individual presentations by senior SUST major Bria Jerome and distinguished alum Yessenia Balcazar (BA ’18) on their recent internship and advocacy work. Bria will describe her adventures this spring as RU’s first-ever intern at Seven Generations Ahead in Oak Park and Chicago, where she’s been working on garden…

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Zero Waste Schools Initiative: Getting into the Garbage

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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 Chicagoland area to limit the amount of waste generated in the lunchroom specifically.

The initiative has several steps. First, Seven Generations Ahead reaches out to a school to see if they are interested in the program; or, in some cases, a school will see a neighboring school which has implemented the program and reach out to the Zero Waste Schools (ZWS) program for information. After communication has been initiated, ZWS representatives meet with the principals and lunch room coordinators to determine a good timeframe for implementation and assessment of the dynamics of the lunchroom (i.e Does the school utilize compostable trays? How many students purchase a lunch versus bring…

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