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Yonah Freemark, SUST faculty, on High-Speed Rail

Yonah Freemark, who is teaching SUST 320, Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning this Fall, recently published an important opinion piece on the failure of political will in the U.S. to build more High-Speed Rail. Freemark explains the federal government’s unwillingness to … Continue reading

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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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