Category Archives: Social Justice

Zero Percent: A Great Solution for “Wasted” Food to Hungry People

by Lindsey Sharp for SUST 240 During the final year of his PhD studies, Rajesh Karmani discovered something unsettling. A native of Pakistan, Karmani was no stranger to food issues and starvation, but as a student in the more affluent Midwestern … Continue reading

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SUST 210 and 240 Students Blog for and Expand this SSF Website in Fall 2013

by Mike Bryson, SUST Program Director One of the things that makes this blog and website unique is that its content is almost entirely generated by undergraduate students. This Fall 2013 semester at Roosevelt, my SUST 210 Sustainable Future and … Continue reading

Posted in Courses, Education, Recycling, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Social Justice, Students, Sustainability, Waste | 2 Comments

Study Food and Get Your Hands Dirty in the RU Community Garden in SUST 230 Food this June!

In conjunction with the dramatic expansion of Roosevelt’s RUrbanPioneers Community Garden in Schaumburg this spring, the Sustainability Studies Program is offering an innovative hybrid section of its most popular course, SUST 230 Food, that will feature a first-ever opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Courses, Education, Food, Gardening, Roosevelt, Schaumburg Campus, Social Justice, Students

Earth Week Events at RU’s Schaumburg Campus (Apr and 16)

Starting on Tuesday 4/16 and running through Saturday 4/17, there are a slew of events and activities at Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus to celebrate Earth Week, promote sustainability, and raise awareness about environmental issues. Tuesday 4/16 thru Monday 4/22 Strive for … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies Tuesday Film Events at RU’s Schaumburg Campus (Apr 2 and 16)

The RU community is invited to join the students of Prof. Mike Bryson’s SUST 210 The Sustainable Future class for two Tuesday film screenings on contemporary environmental justice issues. Both films will be shown in room 704 at RU’s Schaumburg … Continue reading

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RU Fossil Free

There is a powerful student movement afoot here at RU to persuade the university’s administration to get out front on energy and climate change policy matters by divesting of its investments in fossil fuels. Check out the online petition here. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Energy, Ethics, News, Roosevelt, Social Justice, Students

Sustainability Week at RU: Oct. 23-25 Events

Roosevelt University celebrates Sustainability Week next Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 23-25! Presented by the RU Green student organization, Sustainability Week at RU’s Chicago Campus features a terrific array of events, including an appearance by acclaimed author/activist Derrick Jensen on Oct. … Continue reading

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