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We Are Still In: Roosevelt U President Ali Affirms Paris Agreement

by Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, President of Roosevelt University Roosevelt University recognizes our responsibility to the environment. Despite President Trump’s withdrawal . . . [on 1 June 2017] of the U.S. from the Paris Agreements, we reaffirm our commitment to national … Continue reading

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US Abdicates Global Climate Leadership by Rejecting Paris Agreement

Editorial: On Thursday, 1 June 2017, President Trump announced that the US would reverse course on the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on mitigating climate change that united 195 nations with the goal of reducing global carbon emissions. In doing so, … Continue reading

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SUST Symposium 4.1 (Spring 2017) @RooseveltU: Advancing Campus Sustainability, Critiquing Neoliberalism

As part of #EarthMonth2017 at Roosevelt University, the Sustainability Studies Program hosted its Spring 2017 SUST Symposium on Wednesday 4/26 from 2-6pm in RU’s Gage Gallery in Chicago (18 S. Michigan Avenue). Symposium 4.1 featured nine team presentations by RU … Continue reading

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World Fair Trade Day Festival in Downtown Chicago Today, May 3rd

This event today is downtown Chicago not only is happening on a rare sunny day this spring, but also dovetails beautifully with the efforts of the RU Green student organization and the Fair Trade campus sustainability student team from SUST … Continue reading

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Finals Week Assignment: Get Registered for Summer & Fall Classes @RooseveltU!

As the spring semester’s regular classes ended on Monday and we begin Finals Week today at Roosevelt, it’s a great time to take a few minutes’ break from studying and writing papers to get registered for summer and fall classes! … Continue reading

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Thousands Brave Wind and Rain in People’s Climate March in Chicago on Saturday, 29 Apr 2017

#ClimateMarch #PeoplesClimateChi #ClimateMarchChi Editor’s Note — The text below is reprinted from Sam Charles’ article “Thousands Rally in Downtown Chicago Against Climate Change” in the Chicago Sun-Times, published online 29 Apr 2017. For local coverage of the march, also see … Continue reading

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People’s Climate March in Chicago: Today 4/29, Noon-4pm

​PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH — CHICAGO April 29, 2017 @ Noon Federal Plaza (230 S Dearborn) March for our climate + our communities. Rally @ Federal Plaza (230 S Dearborn), then march to the Trump Tower RSVP here  : :  Share … Continue reading

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