Category Archives: green jobs

Sierra Club Posts Clean Water Advocate Position for College Students

Current college students might find this job ad intriguing: a full-time position with the IL Chapter of the Sierra Club, “Clean Water Advocate.” Details are at this link, courtesy of ChicagoEnvironment.org.

Posted in ecology, education, green jobs, Illinois, policy, students, water

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

Posted in agriculture, economics, food, green jobs, health, news, social justice

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

Posted in activities, courses, green jobs, planning, presentations, research, Roosevelt, students, suburbs, waste

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

Posted in business, economics, energy, ethics, green design, green jobs, news, planning, policy, pollution, students

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

Posted in business, economics, energy, ethics, green design, green jobs, news, planning, policy, pollution, students

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

Posted in agriculture, community, food, green jobs, internships, Roosevelt, students

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

Posted in agriculture, food, green jobs, internships, Roosevelt, students, wildlife