Category Archives: Conservation

Cultivating RU’s Schaumburg Campus: SUST Senior Sarah Tag Recaps Her Summer Internship

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, Landscaping, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability

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

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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

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

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

JJC’s Quest for a More Sustainable Future

by Rebecca Strocchio for SUST 210 Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first community college, has developed a concern for sustainability in the past several years.  The college has worked to become more energy efficient with LEED certified buildings.  Every year its Sustainability … Continue reading

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