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Help Improve Recycling in Chicago by Taking the CRC’s Recycling Survey

A question from the Chicago Recycling Coalition to Chicago residents: Are you happy with recycling in Chicago? Are you confused about what you can and can’t recycle? Do you find Chicago’s recycling and yard waste programs to be less than … Continue reading

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SETF Offers Waste, Recycling, & Petcoke Tour on June 11th

This waste, recycling, and petcoke tour of Chicago’s far South Side by the Southeast Environmental Task Force is a great opportunity on June 11th to see how and where Chicago’s waste gets recycled! See flyer below for details and registration … Continue reading

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Chicago Releases Strategy for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Launched in October 2013, the first projects of Chicago’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy were recently announced and the public report released (see pdf here). In summary, the strategy here is to expand green infrastructure through an investment of $50 million over … Continue reading

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Smart Systems, Resilient Regions: a Metropolitan Planning Commission Roundtable, May 20

After one of the Chicago region’s coldest and snowiest winters on record, how can we better prepare ourselves to weather future storms? If this winter has taught us anything, it’s the value of being prepared—not just for the expected, like … Continue reading

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Summer in SUST 390 Sustainable Chicago!

This summer, the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University will offer a SUST 390 Special Topics course, “Sustainable Chicago,” that features a variety of exciting field trips and hands-on learning experiences. Taught by Adjunct Professor Vicki Gerberich in an innovative … Continue reading

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Video from CHN Fourm: “Questions for a Resilient Future”

This is a video of a panel discussion addressing “Questions for a Resilient Future” at the Spertus Institute in Chicago this past February (2014), an event co-sponsored by the Center for Humans and Nature and the Forest Preserve District of … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here! Chicago Conservation Corps Events and Volunteer Opportunities for April 2014

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Chicago Named 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the US

On March 15th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago has been named the 2014 Earth Hour Capital of the United States by the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour City Challenge, a year-long competition among cities to promote renewable energy … Continue reading

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Learn about the Earliest Chicagoans at the Chicago Portage on March 29

Chicago Portage Lecture March 29th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce the 3rd in their series of 5 free public presentations in their “Earliest Chicagoans”series for 2014. Please join Friends Founder … Continue reading

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Chicago Conservation Corps Events and Volunteer Opportunities for March 2014

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