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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

22 Ash trees removed from Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus

Jan 26, 2015

Over winter break, The Care of Trees removed 22 Ash trees from Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus, due to the Emerald Ash Borer. The trees were pulverized into mulch and will be reused on campus, as doing so will conserve soil

Springtime, is a busy time!

Dec 02, 2014

While everyday in the Physical Resources Department is a busy day, Springtime presents an especially busy and exciting time! Although it can still be a bit nippy out at the start of the season, lots of changes take place and

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

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