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Volo Bog State Natural Area, Moraine Hills State Park & McHenry Dam Seek Volunteers

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside, Illinois and at Moraine Hills State Park & McHenry Dam in McHenry, Illinois, is seeking volunteers for the following positions: Weekend Naturalists at Volo Bog Weekend … Continue reading

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Recycle your Cooking Oil into Bio-Fuel this Thanksgiving!

For this years post Thanksgiving weekend, come join the School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) in recycling leftover cooking oils! After an elaborate feast and a day of football, take the time on Saturday, November 30th, … Continue reading

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Let Me Introduce Myself…

Hello SustStudies@RU readers, Please pardon my late introduction, my name is Allison Mayes and I will be a new contributor to the blog. I have been a student at Roosevelt University for four years now and am currently finishing up … Continue reading

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Latest Census data show extent of Sprawl in Chicagoland Region

The Census Bureau has just released a fascinating special report on population changes in metropolitan areas across the country.  The report, entitled Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000 to 2010 (132MB) has relatively easy-to-read tables and impressive maps … Continue reading

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Forbes: Chicago Among the Top 10 US Cities for Green Jobs

This month, Forbes Magazine assessed the state of green jobs in the United States and came to this conclusion: If you’re a job seeker in Boston, Chicago or L.A. with experience in energy efficiency, environmental compliance or sustainable supply chain, … Continue reading

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Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival at Columbia College Tomorrow

The Environmental Policy & Law Center hosts the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema tomorrow (Wednesday, October 6th) from 5:30 – 9:00pm. ELPC is proud to host the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival … Continue reading

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Fall Edition of Sustainable Chicago Magazine Online Now

The new issue of the Sustainable Chicago quarterly magazine is now online.  Features in this issue include a look at the nation’s largest solar energy plant, discussion of the upcoming Greenbuild 2010 conference and a profile of how LEED renovations … Continue reading

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Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature at the Field Museum August 30

Management of parks and open space is a theme we cover in several Roosevelt courses.  Chicago gives plenty of opportunities to both experience parks and discuss park policy.  On August 30 from 5:30-8pm in the Simpson Theater, the Field Museum … Continue reading

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