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Updates on Chicago’s Petcoke Controversy

In case you missed in during your preparations for the holiday, Dec. 19th  was an important moment in the ongoing controversy about the massive piles of petcoke stored along the Calumet River in close proximity to several Southeast Side Chicago … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies at RU in 2013: The Year in Review

2013 was a productive and exciting year in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to a great 2014. This post celebrates 2013 with a brief rundown on student activities and accomplishments, faculty activities and … Continue reading

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The CCGT’s “Green Tech U” Winter/Spring 2014 Session starts Jan 11

This winter, the Chicago Center for Green Technology at 445 N. Sacramento Ave. on the Near West Side offers a wide selection of workshops and lectures related to urban sustainability issues and practices through its Green Tech U program. For … Continue reading

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Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) Activities for January 2014

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) invites Chicago residents to give back to their communities through conservation volunteering and ecological restoration work. In collaboration with C3 volunteers and partner organizations, events and opportunities are available year round. Sample service projects may … Continue reading

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Fracking the US: Some Recent News

As the clock continues to tick toward the January 3rd deadline here in Illinois, when the public commenting period ends for the initial review of the IDNR’s draft regulations for fracking the Prairie State, news about the economics and environmental … Continue reading

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Public Hearings Done, but Citizens Comments on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Accepted through Jan 3

This past week marked the final public hearings on the draft IDNR regulations on fracking in Illinois: the ground rules and regulatory procedures that the Department of Natural Resources will use to enforce safety and environmental compliance in oil and … Continue reading

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December 2013 Graduating Class in Sustainability Studies Largest in Program’s History

Congratulations to our December 2013 Sustainability Studies graduates, who celebrated the completion of their undergraduate labors last Friday, December 13th, in the famed Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus. This diverse and talented group of 10 scholars represents the largest … Continue reading

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RU Reforesting Raising Funds for 2014 Conservation Expedition to Tanzania

RU Reforesting is a group of Roosevelt students who need your help in their upcoming effort to improve environmental conditions in eastern Africa. You can help them fund-raise without paying a penny! Students in Dr. Norbert Cordiero’s BIO 369 Conservation … Continue reading

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Bill Kurtis Speaks on Prairie Restoration and Climate Change in Joliet on Feb 6th

Longtime TV journalist Bill Kurtis is locally famous from his years as a news anchor at CBS News in Chicago, but did you know he is a prairie person?  He was reared on the western edge of the Tallgrass Prairie … Continue reading

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Still Time to Comment on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Draft

As students and faculty finish out the Fall 2013 semester and we move earnestly into the holiday season of rest and rejuvenation (hopefully!), it’s good to remember that beyond the confines of the classroom, there are still important deadlines for … Continue reading

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