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Chicago’s City Buildings to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority, Fleet and Facility Management Commissioner David Reynolds, and City Colleges of Chicago announced this past April their commitment to move their buildings’ electricity use to 100 … Continue reading

Posted in cities, conservation, economics, energy, news

Chicago Bag Tax Reduces Bag Use by Over 40%

In February of 2017, the City of Chicago introduced a 7 cent tax on each disposable bag used in an effort to cut down on bag waste and to encourage Chicagoans to bring their reusable bags on every shopping trip. … Continue reading

Posted in business, cities, economics, policy, pollution, recycling, waste

Talkin’ Some More Trash (and Responsible Waste Practices While We’re at It)

Things are looking a little greener in the AUD building this spring. The compost pilot that previously launched on the 8th floor is now expanding to floors 5 + 2. In the first 8 weeks of the 8th floor pilot, … Continue reading

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Climate Justice Conference at Loyola U this Week

From March 16-17, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability and Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women and Leadership will be presenting Loyola University’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference. The conference will be focusing on how climate change undermines human rights. The … Continue reading

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Fighting Against the War on Sustainability

by Moses Viveros When one is sworn in as President of the United States, one takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of their ability. The preamble to the Constitution is … Continue reading

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Our World Underwater Dive & Travel Expo this Weekend in Rosemont, Feb. 24-26

Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend the weekend? Head on down to the annual Our World Underwater: Dive and Travel Exposition, which runs from Feb. 24-26 at the Donald Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. On February 25th, … Continue reading

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Sustainability for All: Examining the Relationship between Sustainability and Gentrification

By Moses Viveros When one thinks about “sustainability” and what it means; one usually conjures up images of green spaces, clean air, and well-maintained land. Typically projects or developments that are considered to be “sustainable” are created with the intention … Continue reading

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