Category Archives: social justice

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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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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RU Screens “Trashed” on Sat. March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

Tomorrow, March 8th, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th. The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy Irons, … Continue reading

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RU Screens “Trashed” on March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

On March 8th, 2014, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th. The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy … 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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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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