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SUST Major Beeka Quesnell Reports on Her Summer Internship in Southwest Virginia

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka is … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, economics, education, health, internships, pollution, Roosevelt, social justice, students

Important Environmental Bills Pending this Week in IL General Assembly

Editor’s Note: This message on Memorial Day 2014 is from Jen Walling of the Illinois Environmental Council, a non-profit group focused on monitoring the IL General Assembly and advocating for progressive environmental policy for our state. Please consider contacting your … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, conservation, economics, energy, Illinois, news, policy, transportation

RU’s Center for New Deal Studies Hosts Food Justice Lecture on Feb. 25

Join the Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University next Tuesday for a lecture on the food justice movement, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in AUD 244 (Spertus Lounge) at RU’s Chicago Campus. Young Kim, executive director of … Continue reading

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RU’s Center for New Deal Studies Hosts Food Justice Lecture on Feb. 25

Join the Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University for a lecture on the food justice movement, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in AUD 244 (Spertus Lounge) at RU’s Chicago Campus. Young Kim, executive director of the Fondy … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, economics, ethics, food, policy, presentations, social justice

Army Corps of Engineers Releases Asian Carp Report this Week, Asks for Public Input

By Mike Bryson This Monday, January 6th, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a major report about the Asian Carp threat to Lake Michigan as part of their long-running Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study. Years in the … Continue reading

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Updates on Chicago’s Petcoke Controversy

In case you missed in during your preparations for the holiday, Dec. 19th  was an important moment in the ongoing controversy about the massive piles of petcoke stored along the Calumet River in close proximity to several Southeast Side Chicago … Continue reading

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Fracking the US: Some Recent News

As the clock continues to tick toward the January 3rd deadline here in Illinois, when the public commenting period ends for the initial review of the IDNR’s draft regulations for fracking the Prairie State, news about the economics and environmental … Continue reading

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Big US Companies Are Planning for a Carbon Tax behind the Scenes; When Will Congress Get on Board?

When’s the last time you heard anything about a carbon tax as a viable means of curbing industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? It’s probably been awhile — and the subject of such as tax, long advocated by environmental advocates as … Continue reading

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Pro-GMO Labeling Supports Prepare to Educate Voters in Colorado!

by Allison Mayes As 2014 approaches, many organizations in the field of Sustainability are putting in ballots trying to fight for a better future. In the state of Colorado, The Right To Know Colorado organization has submitted a ballot measure that … Continue reading

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IL DNR Holds Public Forum on Fracking Rules on Tuesday, Nov 25, at UIC

SUST at RU just received this email from the Chicagoland Against Fracking grassroots activist organization, noted below in italics. It provides details about tomorrow night’s public meeting to be held at the UIC campus from 6:30 to 8:30pm, during which … Continue reading

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