Category Archives: climate change

UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy for 2016

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2016 program theme is “Nexus,” that is, the connection between water and energy. In … Continue reading

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US and 170+ other Countries Sign Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016

197 children just arrived at the #ParisAgreement signing, wearing t-shirts that read ‘your promise, our future’ — Earthjustice (@Earthjustice) April 22, 2016  

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Where We Live: Earth Day, 22 April 2016

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Illinois Environmental Council Holding Two Springfield Events in April

This month the Illinois Environmental Council is holding a mini-lobby day and a climate rally in Springfield. There is still time to register for both of these policy activism events. See below for event and registration info from the IEC’s news webpage: … Continue reading

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Earth Hour 2016: Lights Out at 8:30 pm on March 19

This Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Roosevelt University will be participating in “Earth Hour 2016” in conjunction with millions of people, in 172 countries, shutting off lights campus wide to celebrate the tenth Earth Hour event! The movement, … Continue reading

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USGBC-Illinois Kicks Off “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” on Feb. 17

Presented by the USGBC – Illinois Chapter: “Chicago Thrives! Building a More Resilient Chicago” Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Make Offices River North Point 350 W. Orleans, Suite 9000 N Chicago, IL 60601 What makes a resilient … Continue reading

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El Nino 2015 Strong and Stormy

By Tiffany Mucci As of late in the Chicago region, we’ve had more rain than snow, and we’ve been spared the frigid cold we’re known for this time of year.  Instead, it’s been a warm and soggy winter. Whether you’re thankful for … Continue reading

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