Category Archives: Restoration

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

Highland Park High School’s Positive Environmental Impact

By Jann Armenta for SUST 210 online From turning cafeteria grease into biodiesel fuel, to building a habitat for endangered turtles, to keeping 90,000 plastic water bottles from going into the landfill, the students of Highland Park High school have … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Education, Green Design, Landscaping, News, Recycling, Restoration, Students, Sustainability, Waste | Tagged

Recycling in Oak Park, IL

By Arielle Starling for SUST 210* Chicago Wilderness is a program that specializes in these four areas: restoring nature, climate action, nature-based experiences and education for children, and promoting green infrastructure, according to the organization’s website. The restoring nature part … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Chicago, Conservation, Education, Oak Park, People, Restoration, Sustainability | Tagged

RU Sustainable Campus Tour on Feb 12

Please join members of Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 210 The Sustainable Future class next Tuesday, Feb. 12th, at 5pm as we take a Sustainable Schaumburg Campus walking tour with RU environmental sustainability associate Tom Shelton. We’ll explore the campus inside … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, Landscaping, Planning, Restoration, Roosevelt, Schaumburg Campus, Sustainability

Schaumburg’s Parklands and Nearby Forest Preserves

This week we have another substantial update to our website, courtesy of the Parklands research team in Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 210 online class from the Spring 2012 semester. Undergraduate scholars Cheryl Green, Colleen Husted, and Pete LaHaie discuss several key … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Conservation, Education, Parklands, Restoration, Schaumburg, Students

Visiting the Shack: Aldo Leopold, Ethics, and Sustainability

This website and blog, Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future, started in the spring of 2011 as a class project in the inaugural SUST 210 The Sustainable Future course at RU’s Schaumburg Campus. But its philosophical roots go back many decades, to the … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Ethics, Literature, Restoration

Deer Grove East Holds Conservation Kick-off Event October 8th

Saturday, October 8th, 10am, marks the start of a major conservation event at the Deer Grove East forest preserve in northwestern Cook County. Friends of Deer Grove East, in collaboration with conservation volunteers and professionals from the Cook County Forest … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Events, Parklands, Restoration