A coalition of Chicago’s leading environmental advocacy groups will release their green growth platform for the City’s next Mayor tomorrow (Thursday, January 6) at 10:30 a.m. The press conference will take place at Environmental Law & Policy Center’s Conference Center, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1600, Chicago.
The groups are asking the Mayoral candidates to respond to 20 key questions that will help voters learn where each candidate stands on the most important environmental issues facing our City. The 20 questions address key issues including Chicago’s climate change solutions and clean energy future, recycling, clean water, transportation and mobility for Chicagoans, and parks, open space and public land.
Speakers will include:
Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River
Mike Nowak, President, Chicago Recycling Coalition
MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Gerald Adelmann, President and CEO, Openlands
The themes of the platform span the themes explored in Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies curriculum, including the courses SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (offered both at Roosevelt’s downtown campus and by Professor Mike Bryson at Roosevelt’s Schaumburg campus in Spring 2011), SUST 310 Energy and Climate Change, and SUST 320 Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning. For more information on these or any other of our courses, please visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email applyRU@roosevelt.edu.