Category Archives: Events

Earth Month 2016 Activities at Roosevelt

It’s been decided that Earth Day —a single day dedicated to the importance of preserving our planet and the life it holds– is simply not enough! That’s why the entire month of April has been deemed Earth Month by a … Continue reading

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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

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

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RU Student/Faculty Team Give Presentation to the Schaumburg Community Garden Club

This past Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the 25-year-old Schaumburg Community Garden Club, SUST undergrad MaryBeth Radeck and professor Mike Bryson teamed up to give a presentation at the Spring Valley Nature Center about the sustainable landscape transformation at … Continue reading

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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

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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

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New Year’s Resolution for RU’s Schaumburg Campus: Composting and Better Recycling

by Mike Bryson, Associate Professor of Humanities and Director of Sustainability Studies Colleges and universities throughout the US are increasingly mindful of reducing solid waste production and increasing recycling/composting rates as part of overall efforts to make their physical campus … Continue reading

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