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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

Bike2Campus Week is Back, and Now in the Fall!

Oct 08, 2015

October 9-16, 2015, marks the third round of Bike2Campus week! Eleven Chicagoland colleges and universities, along with Roosevelt, will be partaking in this weeklong event. Previously in the spring, Bike2Campus week has now been moved to fall in hopes of

RU Rooftop Garden Harvest

Sep 23, 2015

I am pleased to announce that the Roosevelt University Rooftop Garden has surpassed last year in terms of production! We have harvested approximately 34 pounds of produce, which is a pound more than what was collected in 2014. Not only

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

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