Category Archives: Green Design

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

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Energy-Efficiency Is Lighting The Way in Schaumburg (and Beyond)

by Susan Sandoval for SUST 210 All across our country, cities are switching to LED lighting and it isn’t any different in the suburbs of Illinois. According to Russell Lissau’s article posted on the Daily Herald’s website on Nov. 13th, Mundelein … Continue reading

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Big Energy Savings in Cook County

by Clare Savisky for SUST 210 The City of Chicago has slowly transitioned into a greener city. The third most populous city in the US, Chicago is a large metropolitan area filled with millions of people, thousands of buildings, and many … Continue reading

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O’Hare Airport’s Sustainability Initiatives

by Connor Reilly for SUST 210 O’Hare International Airport is the one of the busiest airports in the world; the fourth, to be exact. According to CNN Travel, O’Hare is the second busiest airport in the United States (falling short of … Continue reading

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Sharing is Caring: An Ode to Sustaining Our Freshwater Resources

by Lacy Reyna for SUST 240 Freshwater is a key component to life on Earth. Why is it, then, that many individuals continue to use (and waste) this precious resource without any care or thought behind such mindless consumption? Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Untapped Urban Land Resource: the Chicago Transit Authority

by Katie Budney for SUST 240 Most of us are familiar with the CTA as a method of transportation. Fewer of us are aware that the agency also operates in a landlord capacity. The CTA rents parking spaces, offices, and … Continue reading

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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

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