Author Archives: futureofschaumburg

Cultivating Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus: SUST Senior Sarah Tag Reports on Her Summer Internship at RU

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. We’ve invited them to write up reports from … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Conservation, Education, Food, Gardening, Landscaping, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability | 1 Comment

RU Wins State of IL Grant to Conserve Energy and Save Money

Roosevelt University was awarded a grant in April 2015 that was applied toward upgrading the energy efficiency  lighting systems for its National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building at the Chicago Campus as well as for the entire Schaumburg Campus facility. The grant was … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Conservation, Economics, Energy, News, Roosevelt, Schaumburg Campus, Sustainability

Illinois’ New Clean Energy Bill

by Jim Lockafeer for SUST 240 Clean energy is very important when it comes to lessening our impact on the planet. It can generally be defined as an extremely wide variety of technologies and techniques that help to conserve and create … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Conservation, Economics, Energy, News, Planning, Students, Sustainability

Kicking the “Paper or Plastic?” Habit through Reusable Bag Legislation in Chicago and Its Suburbs

by Danielle LaBella for SUST 240 Making everyday habits more sustainable is becoming a national trend, and larger cities are setting the standard. The dispute involving paper-versus-plastic-versus-reusable bags has been going on for years among the public as well as in … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chicago, Education, Recycling, Schaumburg, Students, Sustainability, Waste

Burn, Baby, Burn! Prescribed Fire at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Encourages Native Plant Communities to Flourish

Yesterday, instead of worrying over their taxes, an enthusiastic burn crew did a prescribed burn of the detention pond at RU’s Schaumburg Campus. This was the 3rd time this artificial wetland has been burned since 2011 in an effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Conservation, Education, Events, Invasive Species, Landscaping, Restoration, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus

Going Green with the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition

by Robert Green for SUST 240 The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition (GCRC) is an organization that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of the foodservice industry in Chicago. GCRC provides educational assistance and support to restaurants and other foodservice operations throughout … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chicago, Economics, Food, Green Design, Students, Sustainability, Waste

Composting Bio-Bins: Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling Plant

by Nida Mufti for SUST 240 There is no denying that food waste is a major environmental problem. An alarming amount of food waste is dumped into municipal landfills, causing the detrimental greenhouse gas methane to be released into our atmosphere. … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Education, Recycling, Students, Sustainability, Waste | 1 Comment