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Zero Waste at Rebuilding Exchange — it’s Scraptacular!

by Emma Vuillemot for SUST 240 Waste Roosevelt University’s SUST 240 Waste class, led by Prof. Graham Pickren, recently visited Rebuilding Exchange, a non-profit social enterprise (501c3) located along the Chicago River in Bucktown. Rebuilding Exchange, RX, is a facility … Continue reading

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Policy Initiatives for Combating Food Waste

By Yessenia Balcazar Among the topics that were covered in my most recent courses I have taken as a sustainability studies major at Roosevelt University, I found that the topic of food waste, particularly the sources of food waste, to … Continue reading

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Climate politics: Environmentalists need to think globally, but act locally

This article was originally published in The Conversation, an open-access journal that allow republishing of articles under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Authors: Nives Dolsak, Professor of Environmental Policy, University of Washington and Aseem Prakash, Walker Family Professor and … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the Possibilities of Climate Disaster

Editor’s note: In this op-ed post, RU biology major Mark Barr reflects on the implications of Donald Trump’s election for environmental policy. Upon Donald Trump’s election, the sentiment among many was “give him a chance.” Individuals with backgrounds in science … Continue reading

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Pipeline Activism and State Monopolies on Violence

by Graham Pickren I’m teaching SUST 310 – Energy and Climate Change this semester in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University, and over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on the increasingly important role that energy infrastructure … Continue reading

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Study Abroad in Costa Rica this Spring Break!

New to Roosevelt in Spring semester 2017 is a study abroad course focusing on ecotourism in Costa Rica. SUST/HOSM 390 provides students with an in-depth understanding of ecotourism in Costa Rica, one of the pioneering countries in the world of … Continue reading

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SUST 320 Walking Tour of the Cabrini-Green/Near North Neighborhood

Post by Maria Cancilla, SUST major On April 14, 2016, Professor Pickren led his SUST 320 – Sprawl, Transport and Planning students through the Cabrini-Green/Near North Neighborhood on a walking tour. We did some reading about the infamous housing projects, … Continue reading

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