Category Archives: green jobs

Federal Grant Will Help Growing Power Expand Chicago Urban Farm Operations

Growing Power is one of several important urban farming organizations working in Chicago, from their half-acre flagship site in Cabrini-Green — the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, where many Sustainability Studies students at Roosevelt have studied and worked — to the … Continue reading

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New Kid On The Dashboard

The Schaumburg Sustainable Future Blog Project has a brand new and exciting section featuring the topic of Waste in the Schaumburg area. Waste is a key element in the future of sustaining the planet as the population continues to grow and the … Continue reading

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Four Things to Know About the EPA’s Latest Carbon Plan

This article by Russell McLendon of the Huffington Post published on 24 Sept 2013 describes the release last week of new proposed government regulations for curbing GHG emissions from power plants. After years of planning and arguing, the U.S. government … Continue reading

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California Approves Largest Program For Shared Renewable Power In U.S

California approves shared renewable energy program PV Magazine 13. September 2013 By:  Ian Clover California’s Legislature has given the green light for the state’s “Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program”, which is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and will … Continue reading

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Notes from the Rooftop Garden: SUST Major Mike Miller Reports on His Summer Internship at Uncommon Ground

This guest post is from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Mike Miller, who worked as an intern this summer at the noted Chicago restaurant, Uncommon Ground, which specializes in sustainable practices and home of the nation’s first rooftop farm. This … Continue reading

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Notes from the (Urban) Field: An Amazing Bee Incident, and a Basil Rescue

By Mike Miller, senior SUST major at RU It’s been close to two weeks since my last post on my internship work this summer at the Uncommon Ground, as I came down with a case of the flu that robbed … Continue reading

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SUST Major Mike Miller Interns this Summer at Uncommon Ground in Chicago

This guest post is from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Mike Miller, who working as an intern at the noted Chicago restaurant, Uncommon Ground, which specializes in sustainable practices and home of the nation’s first rooftop farm. This is the … Continue reading

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One Week to Go! Summer Urban Ag Internship Applications Due March 8 at Growing Power in Chicago

SUST students at RU are encouraged to check out this summer internship opportunity with one of our key community partners, Growing Power. RU undergrads have done service-learning work at Growing Power’s Chicago Lights Urban Farm in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood on … Continue reading

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Summer Internships in Urban Agriculture at Growing Power in Chicago

SUST students at RU are encouraged to check out this summer internship opportunity with one of our key community partners, Growing Power. RU undergrads have done service-learning work at Growing Power’s Chicago Lights Urban Farm in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood on … Continue reading

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Summer Internships in Urban Agriculture at Growing Power in Chicago

SUST students at RU are encouraged to check out this summer internship opportunity with one of our key community partners, Growing Power. RU undergrads have done service-learning work at Growing Power’s Chicago Lights Urban Farm in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood on … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, community, food, green jobs, health, internships, social justice, students