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Roosevelt University Sustainability Initiative

"Roosevelt University is committed to being at the forefront of sustainability practices by continuously working to integrate measurable sustainability efforts throughout its campuses and by providing advice and leadership to the members of the University community."        - President Middleton

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

Great Success for Rooftop Garden Meeting Kickoff

Nov 10, 2014

On Friday, November 7th, Environmental Sustainability Student Associate Rebecca Quesnell, in collaboration with Roosevelt University’s Physical Resources Department, hosted the first Wabash Rooftop Garden planning meeting of its kind. The meeting was developed in an attempt to involve the RU

Spring Involvement with the Wabash Rooftop Garden

Oct 27, 2014

The weather is convincing us that it is now Fall time, which means bundling up more and more, hot soup, hot chocolate, pumpkins, and more. But even so, this should not hold us back from thinking ahead, on how we

Roosevelt University’s Physical Resources Department has developed a Strategic Tree Replacement Plan for the Schaumburg Campus in 2015!

Oct 20, 2014

Building upon Roosevelt University’s, Schaumburg campus’ sustainable landscape and recent Level I Arboretum Accreditation, the Physical Resources Department has developed a strategic tree replacement plan for 2015. Our goal is to rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve food security, provide educational

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