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Greenest Region Corps Seeks Sustainability Leaders for Chicago Regional Communities

Across the Chicago Region, communities are voluntarily taking steps to become more sustainable and help make their communities attractive places to live and work. These steps are outlined in the Greenest Region Compact (GRC), a partnership between the Metropolitan Mayors … Continue reading

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Closed Loop Forum & Fest Hosted by Plant Chicago this Saturday, July 28

Plant Chicagoʼs Closed Loop Forum & Fest 2018 is focused on cultivating local circular economies. The Forum 9 am – 1 pm Ideas on neighborhood production, consumption, and waste will be shared by local thinkers and organizations. Collaborate with neighborhood … Continue reading

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Tour Wastewater Treatment Plants this Saturday with the MWRD

The general public is welcome to tour any of the six wastewater treatment plants within the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago this Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 9am-noon, as part of Infrastructure Week. For more info, see … 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: forestpreserves_blackhistorymonth.eventbrite.com You’re Invited to a Celebration of Black History Month! The … 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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Summer 2018 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2018) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. Taught by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich, the class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden … Continue reading

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