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Roosevelt University Sustainability Initiative

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s leadership inspired this nation during another most difficult time in world history. Through his timeless vision, FDR’s words still inspire the RU community to reduce its carbon footprint, energy and water consumption and conserve its resources sustainably.

"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

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. The University also has plans to continuously improve its energy, emissions, land use and water footprint.

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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

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