In the 2009-2010 academic year, I co-founded the Sustainability Studies (SUST) program at Roosevelt University with my College of Professional Studies colleagues Carl Zimring and Brad Hunt (now at the Pratt Institute and Newberry Library, respectively). The links below connect you to key information on and resources about the SUST program, campus sustainability efforts underway at Roosevelt, and environmental news/issues/events throughout the Chicago region and beyond.
Sustainability at Roosevelt University
- Roosevelt’s STARS Report — submitted 18 Dec 2015, our first STARS assessment is resulted in a Bronze rating from AASHE and is a comprehensive overview of sustainability efforts at RU to date
- Roosevelt Sustainability Courses — a comprehensive inventory of sustainability-related courses offered at RU from 2013-2015 (Excel)
- Roosevelt Urban Sustainability Lab — a research and project-oriented laboratory for faculty and students, established Fall 2015 in the College of Arts & Sciences
- Roosevelt University’s Green Campus website — current campus sustainability projects, student organizations, etc.
- RU’s Strategic Sustainability Plan — created and approved in the 2014-15 academic year
- SUST at RU blog — created in June 2010 by former SUST prof Carl Zimring and edited since June 2012 by SUST prof and program director, Mike Bryson
- SUST Facebook page — news, photos, and connections among students, faculty, alumni, and friends
- SUST homepage on RU’s website — information on our faculty, degree options, etc.
- Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future — website created by SUST 210 and 220 students in 2011, and currently under expansion in 2012-13; edited by yours truly
- My essay “Sustaining Sustainability” — an overview of the relation between sustainability and higher education; published in the Roosevelt Review alumni magazine, Fall 2010
- AASHE Website and Bulletin (sustainability in higher education)
- Sustainability / Science news from Science Daily
- Environment news from The New York Times
- Sustainability news from APR’s Marketplace
- Alternative Energy (industry news and information)
Other Sustainability Resources and Information
- City of Chicago’s sustainability webpage
- US Green Building Council
- NCSE 2014 Report on “Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Education and Research: Institutes and Centers at Research Universities” (summary pdf)
- The Center for Humans and Nature (notably, their City Creatures blog and Minding Nature journal)
- The emerging Green Economy
- IL Sustainable Technology Center