Author Archives: futureofschaumburg

Smog, Pollution, and Improving the Chicago Region’s Air Quality

by Melanie Blume for SUST 240 Ever wondered where that smog we see hanging over the city in the morning actually comes from? And what happens when we breathe it in? The collective cloud is referred to as particle pollution. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Pollution, Science, Students, Sustainability, Waste

Hope for Illinois’ Jeopardized Electronics Recycling Programs

by Tiffany Mucci for SUST 240 Last week brought a glimmer of hope for Illinois’ electronic waste recycling program. Lauren Leone-Cross reported in the Joliet Herald-News on Tuesday, February 10th, of the filing of House Bill 1455, which has local governments … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, News, Recycling, Students, Sustainability, Waste, Will County

Zero Percent: A Great Solution for “Wasted” Food to Hungry People

by Lindsey Sharp for SUST 240 During the final year of his PhD studies, Rajesh Karmani discovered something unsettling. A native of Pakistan, Karmani was no stranger to food issues and starvation, but as a student in the more affluent Midwestern … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Ethics, Food, Social Justice, Students, Sustainability, Waste | Tagged

Plots Available for the RU Community Garden at the Schaumburg Campus!

Roosevelt University’s Physical Resources Department is coordinating the Schaumburg campus’ RUrbanPioneer Community Garden for the 2015 growing season. This is the garden’s fourth year and its leadership team, led by senior SUST major and Environmental Sustainability Associate Mary Rasic, is excited to get … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Education, Food, Gardening, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability

Go from Farm to Table at Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg

A new Farm to Table Cooking Series from the Schaumburg Park District teaches participants new recipes. The first in a series of four classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 21 at Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Events, Food, Gardening, Parklands, Schaumburg, Sustainability | 1 Comment

SUST Senior Is First RU Intern at Spring Valley Nature Center

Senior Sustainability Studies major Melanie Blume is  working as an intern with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are part of the … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Education, Food, Gardening, Parklands, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability

Significant Milestones Reached for the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future Project

This past fall 2014 semester at Roosevelt University, undergraduate students from two Sustainability Studies classes — SUST 210 Sustainable Future (online) and 240 Waste & Consumption (honors) — contributed over 30 blog posts on news and topical developments in urban/suburban … Continue reading

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