Author Archives: futureofschaumburg

Cutting Back on Pollution (and Jobs) at Coal-Fired Power Plants in Joliet and Romeville

As reported in the Friday 8 Aug 2014 edition of the Joliet Herald-News, NRG Energy company is planning to reducing coal-fired power generation at its Romeoville IL station and convert the coal-fired plant in Joliet over time to natural gas. … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, Energy, Joliet, News, Pollution, Waste, Water

RU Installs Drip Irrigation System for Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

by Mary Beth Radeck The Environmental Sustainability team at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus teamed up in late June to install the first-ever drip irrigation into the community garden, now in it third growing season in 2014. Previously, water barrels were … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Gardening, Green Design, News, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Water | 1 Comment

Roosevelt Presents “Transformative Sustainability” at the 2014 GreenTown Conference

This afternoon at the GreenTown 2014 Conference at UIC, Campus as Community Change Agent: Higher Education’s Role in Advancing Sustainability in the Chicagoland Region, a team from Roosevelt University will give a presentation entitled “Transformative Sustainability: the University as Living … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Education, Events, Green Design, Planning, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability

Earth Week Events at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

The Roosevelt University community is invited to the following Earth Week events and activities held in Schaumburg. Help make the NW suburbs more sustainable and our campus more beautiful and ecologically productive! Thursday, April 24, 1 p.m. Tree Planting: Please … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, Gardening, Recycling, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability

Blue Island’s Resistance to Annexation by Chicago

This article by WBEZ’s Curious City features Blue Island, a Calumet-area inner suburb on Chicago’s far southern border that many years ago resisted annexation by a then rapidly expanding Chicago. Located at a juncture of several railroads, including the Rock … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Island, Chicago, Communities, Economics, News, Planning, Sustainability, Transportation

Joliet IL Contracts for 167 Million KW Hours of Clean Energy

This announcement on the City of Joliet IL’s planned use of clean energy is from the 5 Feb 2014 online edition of the Herald-News. Joliet announced a deal Wednesday to use 167 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy in the … Continue reading

Posted in Communities, Economics, Energy, Joliet, News, Sustainability

Biodiversity Course Preview for Spring 2014 at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

This spring the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University will offer SUST 330 Biodiversity for at the Schaumburg Campus. Taught by popular Adjunct Professor Maris Cooke in an innovative weekend/hybrid format, the 13-week seminar meets on five Saturdays and utilizes … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Education, Schaumburg Campus, Sustainability | 1 Comment