RU students canoe the Chicago River in May 2009

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

  • STARS Bronze logoRoosevelt’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

Sustainability News

Sustainability and Higher Education

  • AASHE Website and Bulletin (sustainability in higher education)
  • Chicagoland Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE)
  • Chicagoland Higher Education Sustainability Consortia Collaborative (CHESCC)
  • Teaching Sustainability (Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching)

Sustainability Resources and Information