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Roosevelt University Sustainability Initiative

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s leadership inspired this nation during a difficult time in world history. Still today, through his timeless vision, FDR’s words inspire the RU community to address climate change risks and lead in the area of sustainability.

To achieve this end, Roosevelt University Green Campus has completed a substantial array of projects which are already reducing emissions and actively protecting the environment. To drive continuous improvement, a campus-wide Strategic Sustainability Plan featuring energy, emissions, land stewardship and water use reductions will be set in place.

News and Announcements

Planters in Front of RU’S Auditorium Building

Aug 19, 2015

Last week on Friday, August 14, two different species of plants were transplanted into the planters in front of Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Building on Michigan Avenue. The planters were empty just weeks ago, until the City of Chicago planted a

The Rooftop Garden’s Summer, Thus Far

Aug 03, 2015

The Roosevelt Wabash Rooftop Garden is still in swing as August begins, with another outdoor garden workday scheduled for tomorrow—Tuesday, August 3rd, from 9am-12pm. We are planning to harvest, water the garden, and make some repairs to the leaning trellis,

Article in ChicagoInno Showcases Roosevelt University’s Sustainability Efforts

Jul 23, 2015

At Roosevelt University we are extremely proud of our sustainability efforts.  This past Monday, Karis Hustad, staff writer at ChicagoInno, was able to join us at our downtown campus for a tour.  Paul Matthews, Assistant Vice President of Operations, and

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