Category Archives: health

Sustainability and Science: SUST Profs Speak at SENCER Conference at RU in Schaumburg

On Saturday, March 8th, Sustainability Studies professors Mike Bryson and Michele Hoffman-Trotter participated in the SENCER SCI-Midwest Regional Symposium, “Teaching College Science and Math through Food, Health, and Sustainability Themes,” hosted by Roosevelt University at its Schaumburg Campus. This annual … Continue reading

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Go Meatless on Mondays this March

2014 Meatless Mondays in March . . . aka “MMM”!  Here at RU you can go meatless on Mondays on March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Going meatless for one day a week can help reduce your carbon footprint, … Continue reading

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Robert Perlman Discusses Evolution and Medicine Tomorrow at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park

This Thursday, Feb. 20th, at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, author Robert Perlman will discuss his new book from the Univ. of Chicago Press, Evolution and Medicine, which provides an accessible introduction to the … Continue reading

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Robert Perlman Discusses Evolution and Medicine at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore on Feb. 20

On Thursday, Feb. 20th, at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, author Robert Perlman will discuss his new book from the Univ. of Chicago Press, Evolution and Medicine, which provides an accessible introduction to the … 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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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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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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Fracking Threatens Pennsylvania Drinking Water

In recent environmental news, a study from Duke University has just been released explaining that river water in Western Pennsylvania has shown increased levels of radioactivity. One of the culprits of the increased radiation is fluids used from a natural … Continue reading

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The Cost of Coal in Illinois

by Suhail Barot A very interesting (and mostly ignored) report was released recently entitled “The Impact of Coal on the Illinois State Budget, FY2011” by the consulting group Downstream Strategies, in collaboration with the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability. … Continue reading

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Leave No Child Inside — Forthcoming Events in June in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness and its member organizations announce the 2013 Leave No Child Inside Month. Coming up are a wide range of large collaborative events and individual programs throughout the month of June. As noted by Chicago Wilderness, “Children and adults … Continue reading

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