Category Archives: News

Still Time To Claim a Plot in the Schaumburg Campus Garden!

Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus Community Garden is one of the origin sites for our university’s sustainability movement, and is a thriving hub of gardening innovation and community building. Right now, three 5×5 plots are still available for this year’s growing season. … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, News, Recreation, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus

SUST Program Looks Back at 2015

Today’s post on the SUST at RU Blog, the official voice of Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies undergraduate program, is a review of 2015’s events, accomplishments, and projects. Several of these had a positive impact on RU’s Schaumburg Campus, including the work … Continue reading

Posted in Education, News, People, Roosevelt, Schaumburg Campus, Students, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Planned Renaissance for RU’s Schaumburg Campus

One year after former RU president Chuck Middleton announced program cuts and facility contractions at the university’s Schaumburg Campus (est. 1996), Roosevelt’s new president, Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, articulated bold plans to renew, expand, and reinvigorate the campus and reclaim RU’s place … Continue reading

Posted in Education, News, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus

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

Waste and the Single (K) Cup

by Sarah Tag for SUST 240 If you are a coffee drinker, you almost certainly know what Keurig machines are: single-serve coffee brewing systems produced for home and commercial use. They function using small, air-tight plastic containers, called K-cups, that are … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Food, News, Recycling, 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