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ICA Hosts “Building Community Energy Strategies” Event on Nov 15

The Institute of Cultural Affairs, a community development / environmental / social justice non-profit organization located in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, is hosting a big energy-focused event this coming Friday, Nov. 15th, from 9:30am to 4pm. Details are in … Continue reading

Posted in activities, climate change, community, conservation, energy, events, planning, policy, social justice

Not Your Average Ride

Landscape artist Marc Granen has taken the concept of a rooftop garden to a new level with his motor vehicle. Marc designed and built his own bus that has a fully functioning small garden on the roof. His mission is to … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, green design, news, transportation

EPA Hearing on Carbon Emissions Set for Friday, Nov 8 / Grassroots Climate Rally at Noon

Today, Friday Nov. 8th, marks an EPA Hearing in Chicago on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. About 33% of all Greenhouse Gas emissions in the U.S. are attributed to the generation of electricity. As the hearing is in … Continue reading

Posted in activities, climate change, energy, events, policy, pollution, social justice, waste

New Kid On The Dashboard

The Schaumburg Sustainable Future Blog Project has a brand new and exciting section featuring the topic of Waste in the Schaumburg area. Waste is a key element in the future of sustaining the planet as the population continues to grow and the … Continue reading

Posted in activities, courses, green jobs, planning, presentations, research, Roosevelt, students, suburbs, waste

American West Must Evaluate in Order to Sustain Limited Freshwater Supply

by Allison Mayes Writer for the Los Angeles Daily News, Dana Bartholomew, recently released an article discussing the dry American West and was not afraid to express her opinion about how people should not be attempting to turn the West into a … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, climate change, community, conservation, green design, news, policy, pollution, restoration, social justice, water

RUrbanPioneers Harvest Season Ends with the First Frost

by MaryBeth Radeck The RUrbanPioneers Community Garden wrapped up its second season this week with the first frost. Gardens tended by Food2You were particularly successful, serving vegetables in soups and recipes on campus all summer long. The garden also provided … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, Roosevelt, service, suburbs

Eastern Steller Sea Lions No Longer Classified as Threatened

It has been nearly 19 years since the last time the NOAA removed an animal from their long list of threatened marine life. However, last week it was announced that the Eastern Steller sea lion would be taken off the … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, news, restoration, water, wildlife