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Beeka Quesnell Sums Up Her Environmental Justice Internship in Southwest VA , Summer 2014

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

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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Appalachia; Beeka Quesnell Reports from Southwest VA

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 (SAMS) in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka … Continue reading

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Oceans 2014 Marine Conservation Conference in DC Continues Today

Yesterday and today, the US State Department is holding an oceans conference addressing some of the problems that face our oceans on an international scale (sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and ocean acidification). The gathering is a mix of scientists, politicians, … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conferences, conservation, ecology, policy, pollution, science, water

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.

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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

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Celebrate Earth Week at the 2nd SUST Student Symposium on April 23

Earth Week is coming up! What better time to hear about the research and internship sustainability projects being undertaken by undergraduate students at Roosevelt? On Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm, join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a … Continue reading

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Today Is Environmental Lobby Day in Springfield IL; Advocate for Environmental Progress Online

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the IL Environmental Council: It’s Environmental Lobby Day here in Springfield and our nearly 200 environmental advocates are about to head over to the Capitol.  Last night, we had 70 people for … Continue reading

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IPCC Report Stresses Impacts of Climate Change

From the 31 March 2014 edition of the New York Times by reporter Justin Gillis: important news from the International Panel on Climate Change about the serious impacts of global warming and rising GHG levels on the earth’s climate, natural … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, news, policy, pollution, science

Save the Date! SUST Student Symposium Planned for April 23rd, 2014

Save the date! On Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm, celebrate Earth Week by joining the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a special afternoon symposium of student research in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. … Continue reading

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UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy for 2014

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2014 program theme is UrbanENERGY. In the summer of 2011, SUST alum Jeff … Continue reading

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