Category Archives: water

Student Interns in Environmental Sustainability Install Drip Irrigation System at RU’s Community Garden

As reported here by SUST major Mary Beth Radeck on the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blog, students and staff at RU’s Schaumburg Campus installed a drip irrigation system in late June for the RU Community Garden, now in its third growing … 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

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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

Posted in ecology, education, green jobs, Illinois, policy, students, water

Microcosm Goes Canadian!

by Jordan Ewbank This past fall (2013), Microcosm director Michele Hoffman-Trotter packed up her bags and headed up to Nova Scotia. While the water was a little too chilly to get great underwater diving in, she took to the microscope … Continue reading

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Chicago Releases Strategy for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

Launched in October 2013, the first projects of Chicago’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy were recently announced and the public report released (see pdf here). In summary, the strategy here is to expand green infrastructure through an investment of $50 million over … Continue reading

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“Our World Underwater” Dive & Travel Expo this Weekend in Rosemont (Feb. 14-16)

This weekend is the annual Our World Underwater Dive and Travel Exposition in the Donald Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter, an expert diver and dive instructor, will be giving an educational program on marine conservation … Continue reading

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SUST 340 Policy/Law/Ethics Class at RU Hosts Guest Speaker this Wed, Feb. 12

This Wednesday evening at 6:45pm, SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter’s 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics class at Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus will host a guest speaker on marine conservation issues and practices. This special session is open to all interested … Continue reading

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Drought and Water Shortages in California Painfully Illustrate Unsustainable Water Practices

The water supply crisis in the state of California is now of epic proportions, as reported recently by the Huffington Post (Jan 31st) and the New York Times (Feb 1st). Current water usage practices in an ongoing drought are, in … Continue reading

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Army Corps of Engineers Releases Asian Carp Report this Week, Asks for Public Input

By Mike Bryson This Monday, January 6th, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a major report about the Asian Carp threat to Lake Michigan as part of their long-running Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study. Years in the … Continue reading

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Updates on Chicago’s Petcoke Controversy

In case you missed in during your preparations for the holiday, Dec. 19th  was an important moment in the ongoing controversy about the massive piles of petcoke stored along the Calumet River in close proximity to several Southeast Side Chicago … Continue reading

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