Category Archives: ethics

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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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

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Reclaiming MLK’s Radical Vision for Economic Equality: Event on Jan 19

Hope in an Age of Crisis: Reclaiming Dr. King’s Radical Vision for Economic Equality Event Date/Time: Sunday, January 19th, 2014 — 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Location: St. Michael the Archangel Church, 8231 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago* *Free transportation from … Continue reading

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Public Hearings Done, but Citizens Comments on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Accepted through Jan 3

This past week marked the final public hearings on the draft IDNR regulations on fracking in Illinois: the ground rules and regulatory procedures that the Department of Natural Resources will use to enforce safety and environmental compliance in oil and … Continue reading

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Still Time to Comment on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Draft

As students and faculty finish out the Fall 2013 semester and we move earnestly into the holiday season of rest and rejuvenation (hopefully!), it’s good to remember that beyond the confines of the classroom, there are still important deadlines for … 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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How to Comment on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations

The IDNR’s draft rules and regulations for fracking in IL, at 135 pages, is long and complex. How best to wade through this technical document in order to make substantive comments about it during the current review period now underway? … 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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Crestwood IL Officials Get Probation for Exposing Public to Contaminated Water for over Two Decades

by Mike Bryson Would you pay an extra $35 a year on your water bill to ensure that the water coming out of your tap were not being deliberately laced with carcinogens so toxic that the EPA has determined there … Continue reading

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