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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

Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus is Awarded Level I Arboretum Accreditation

Oct 16, 2014

As the leaves change to picturesque colors and the crisp breeze carries them away, I cannot help but reflect upon what an enthusing summer it was this year. While working as an Environmental Sustainability Student Associate at Roosevelt, I was

Roosevelt University Kicks-off Strategic Sustainability Plan Effort with Students, Staff and Faculty

Oct 09, 2014

On September 26, Roosevelt University began an inclusive effort to craft its very first 5-year Strategic Sustainability Plan. At this event, faculty, staff and students provided clear guidance for the plan: 1) expand Sustainability education across the curriculum; 2) focus

Wabash Rooftop Garden- Benefits Within and Beyond

Oct 07, 2014

The rooftop garden has ultimately served many roles, and with several goals in mind. While growing organic, luscious vegetables and herbs for the Wabash dining center to use has been a priority, there are some not-readily-visible benefits of this garden

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