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Energy Efficiency Jobs at Verde

by Sarah Tag, SUST alum Hello Roosevelt SUST majors and alumni!  Sarah Tag here, RU Sustainability Studies graduate (BA ’15), with a couple of job opportunities that I want to share.  I work at an incredible company called Verde, and … Continue reading

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One Earth Film Festival, March 2nd-11th: 30+ Films at 50+ Locations

The “One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. We showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and lead audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on … Continue reading

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Chicago’s True Nature: Black History Month Event at RU Next Tuesday 2/27

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4pm –6pm LOCATION: Roosevelt University Sullivan Room Auditorium Building 2nd Floor (AUD 232) 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 FREE REGISTRATION: You’re Invited to a Celebration of Black History Month! The … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, cities, community, ecology, education, events, faculty, humanities, parks and public land, Roosevelt, social justice, wildlife

The Dangers of Working in Waste

SUST co-founder and former Roosevelt University professor Carl Zimring, now professor of sustainability studies at the Pratt Institute in NYC, published this powerful op-ed in the Friday 2/9 online edition of the NY Times. In his essay, “A Waste Worker … Continue reading

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Fall 2018 Course Preview for SUST 330 Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This coming Fall 2018 semester the Sustainability Studies program once again will feature a special section of SUST 330 Biodiversity that meets at the Field Museum of Natural History on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Overview of SUST 330 at … Continue reading

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Lies and Lead in Water: UIC Event on Feb. 13th

Chicago, Flint, East Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee are just a few of the cities across the nation experiencing an ongoing lead crisis. City and government officials often keep the problems under wraps while concerned community members and organizers fight to … Continue reading

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RU’s Policy Research Collaborative Hosts CITY OPEN Workshop Series, Starting Monday, Jan. 22

The Policy Research Collaborative at Roosevelt University is launching a new initiative, CITY OPEN workshop, on Monday Jan. 22. CITY OPEN workshop is a hands-on bi-weekly meet-up to share, learn and contribute to civic projects connecting city design and public … Continue reading

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