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Coke Buys 50,000 Blue Carts for Chicago, Gets Bonus Advertising in City Alleys

Ah, recycling in Chicago. It’s a complex, tangled web our city’s leaders weave. The newest development? Soft-drink behemoth Coca-Cola will donate $2.6 million to purchase 50,000 more Blue Carts over the next five years for Chicago’s still-a-work-in-progress residential recycling program … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan Speaks this Weekend at Elmhurst College

The best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan discusses the enduring power of the four classical elements—earth, air, water and fire—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Pollan celebrates the special place that … Continue reading

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SUST Prof Mike Bryson Speaks at JJC for Earth Month (Th Apr 25)

As part of Joliet Junior College’s Earth Month event series, RU professor Mike Bryson gives an invited lecture entitled “Sustainability in the Suburbs” on Thursday, April 25th, at noon. The presentation is free and open to the public, and lunch … Continue reading

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Earth Day Spring Planting at RU’s Wabash Rooftop Farm (Apr 22)

In commemoration of Earth Day — today, 4/22 — Roosevelt University is “breaking ground” on its downtown Chicago Rooftop Farm, located on the 5th floor of the Wabash Building, as we prepare for spring planting! Please join us between 2-4 … Continue reading

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Widespread Flooding Hits Chicago Region

Massive amounts of rain have hit the Chicago Region the past few days, resulting in widespread and damaging flooding in many communities along the Chicago, Des Plaines, Du Page, and Calumet Rivers, as recounted in this 19 April 2013 update … Continue reading

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Earth Week Continues at RU in Chicago and Schaumburg!

Don’t Miss these Great Earth Week Events at RU! Chicago Campus / Schaumburg Campus Thursday, 4/18 (Chicago) Screening of End:Civ, followed by Skype presentation/Q & A with acclaimed environmental activist and author, Derrick Jensen (right) — WB Rm 612, 5 … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies Professor Brad Hunt Publishes New Book, “Planning Chicago”

Sustainability Studies faculty member D. Bradford Hunt has just published a new book entitled Planning Chicago, co-authored with Jon B. DeVries, head of Roosevelt’s Real Estate Program, and published by the American Planning Association. Planning Chicago traces the work of … Continue reading

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Earth Week Events at Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University Earth Week 2013 Events Chicago Campus / Schaumburg Campus Tuesday, 4/16 Green Expo–Fainman Lounge, 11 am—4 pm: Local “green” vendors consisting of green businesses, environmental organizations, and more; co-sponsored by Ghabit Recycling scavenger hunt — will use collected … Continue reading

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Reflections on Chicago’s 2013 Food Policy Summit by CFPAC

A message from the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council . . . Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 8th Annual CFPAC Food Policy Summit.  The CFPAC Summit brought together a wide group of stakeholders, from public … Continue reading

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Looking for Something Good To Do on Earth Day?

Looking for something good to do during Earth Week and leading into Earth Day 2013 (March 22nd)? Here are some suggestions from Chicago Wilderness, organized by date. Chicago Wilderness is an alliance of more than 260 organizations throughout the Chicago … Continue reading

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