Category Archives: Landscaping

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

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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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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

Beekeeping: Making Honey in its Purest Form

by Ardena Doss for SUST 210 Healthy eating has become more then a buzzword. Communities are finding ways to grow organic foods and to service their neighboring communities. Schaumburg is no stranger to being a progressive thinker when it comes to … Continue reading

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Sustainability at Elgin Community College

by Yesenia Lopez for SUST 210 The city of Elgin is a northwest suburb of Chicago, IL, that has been noticed for its recent changes and its efforts in promoting sustainability. The city has drawn up a detailed plan of … Continue reading

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Flooding, Pollution, and Rain Gardens

By Travis Dominguez for SUST 240 Upon first hearing of it, we might feel the concept of a garden specifically for rain collection seems a bit odd. However, in recent years, Schaumburg has been making efforts to plant the concept … Continue reading

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Chicago Takes the LEED in Green Design

by Megan Ladewig for SUST 210 When people think of Chicago, they think of huge skyscrapers and enormous office buildings. Large amounts of materials like steel and glass go into making these legendary buildings. Seemingly infinite amounts of energy must … Continue reading

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