Category Archives: transportation

Bike2Campus Week at RU, April 21-25

While Earth Week (April 21st-25th) is fast approaching, not all of us may know that this same week marks the first time ever that the Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) is hosting the Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week! As … Continue reading

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Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education announces first Bike2Campus Week

The Chicago Network of Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) will host its first Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week April 21-25. The Chicagoland Network for Sustainability in Higher Education (CNSHE) is a network of higher education institutions working to advance sustainability and accelerate … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Ride

Landscape artist Marc Granen has taken the concept of a rooftop garden to a new level with his motor vehicle. Marc designed and built his own bus that has a fully functioning small garden on the roof. His mission is to … Continue reading

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RISE Calls for Students to Step Up to the Challenge of Climate Change

For the fall 2013 semester, RISE is continuing to take on the challenge of climate change. As a Roosevelt student organization committed to empowering students and giving them the organizational tools needed to make movements successful, RISE has had much … Continue reading

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Illinois’ First-Ever Bike Transportation Plan Needs Public Input

SUST at RU digs this: Illinois’ first ever state-wide Bicycle Transportation Plan is being developed this year, and the folks doing it at the IL Department of Transportation needs the input of the general public, not just professional planners and … Continue reading

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Environmental Groups Oppose Illiana Expressway Project, File Federal Lawsuits

This report by Joseph Ruzich in the 17 July 2013 edition of the Chicago Tribune details the legal action taken by three major environmental groups in Illinois opposed to the Illiana Expressway, proposed to run through the rural/agricultural parts of … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, conservation, ecology, news, policy, social justice, transportation

UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability, Energy, and Transportation (Aug 5-16)

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 2013 program theme is Sustainable Transportation. In the summer of 2011, SUST alum … Continue reading

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Growing Power Seeks Partner to Develop Active Transportation Program

Growing Power’s Chicago Office is seeking a qualified partner to develop and execute an active transportation program for our Chicago programs. According to the recently released Request for Proposals: Our goal is to connect our projects with a bike network, both for … Continue reading

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Dick Lanyon Discusses the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Lyons Saturday at 1pm

This coming Saturday at 1pm, author and former head engineer of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Dick Lanyon discusses the construction of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal at the Village of Lyons Community Center (4200 S. Lawndale Avenue in … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies Bike Ride Tomorrow, September 14th, at 4pm

Join RU faculty Brad Hunt and Mike Bryson for a Sustainability Studies Bike Ride tomorrow, September 14th, at 4pm at RU’s Chicago Campus. This will be a leisurely 8-mile tour (with several stops) of the South Loop, Museum Campus, Northerly … Continue reading

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