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Broccoli, sage, chive blossoms and thyme

Jul 01, 2014

Rooftops aren’t just for runoff anymore. But even more than a green roof, the Wabash building has a garden that’s produced more than 22 lbs of vegetables the first month this year. Herbs and veggies grown here are also served

Roosevelt University’s RUrbanPioneers Community Garden Drip Irrigation is here!

Jun 30, 2014

The Sustainability team at Roosevelt’s Schaumburg campus teamed up in late June to install the first-ever drip irrigation in the community garden. Previously, water barrels were filled and irrigation consisted of hand-carried buckets, a time intensive practice. Two years in

How 1 RU Student Saved 551 Metric Tons of Lake Michigan Water with One Simple Act

Jun 25, 2014

Upon moving into the Wabash Building this summer I noticed many changes. I quickly learned that moving from the University Center to the Wabash building required an open mind, and a willingness to adjust to a greener lifestyle. Life at

Harvesting begins at RU’s Wabash rooftop

Jun 02, 2014

Interrupted only by a noon-hour rainstorm today, we harvested othe first 4 lbs of produce from the fifth floor rooftop at Wabash. Herbs and greens were donated to Chef Charlie at Roosevelt University’s Wabash Dining Center on the 2nd floor

Wabash Rooftop Garden Efforts

May 07, 2014

Earth Week and Bike2Campus Week were both just two weeks ago, right before finals week. As such, students, faculty, and staff of Roosevelt University were encouraged to join in on the Wabash rooftop garden planting prep days: Tuesday, April 22nd

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  • Interns build on green initiatives at Roosevelt University
    August 5, 2014

    Sustainability Studies major Mary Beth Radeck and May 2014 Accounting graduate Kevin Markowski have made great strides in sustainability at Roosevelt University, thanks in part to the generosity of Chicago-based Testa Produce.

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