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Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — … Continue reading

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SETF Offers Waste, Recycling, and Landfills Tour this Saturday, August 9th

Visit waste, recycling, and landfill operations and related sites of environmental interest on Chicago’s far South Side with the Southeast Environmental Task Force this weekend on Saturday, August 9th. Learn how Chicago’s solid waste does (and does not) get recycled, … Continue reading

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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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