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Following Our Waste and Water Streams: SUST Senior Cassidy Avent Reflects on Her Summer 2015 Internship with SCARCE

This guest post is by RU senior Cassidy Avent, a SUST major who interned during the Summer 2015 semester at the non-profit organization, SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Here is the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Opportunities for Environmental Service with C3

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is offering many volunteer opportunities this spring to give back to the community and the Earth. C3 is an environmental education leader in Chicago, partnering with other area organizations to improve our neighborhoods through environmental service. See … Continue reading

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#RUjusticechat on Environmental Justice in Chicago on Wed, Apr 20, 12:30pm

RU Sustainability Studies professor Mike Bryson (@MikeBryson22) hosts an #RUjusticechat on Twitter about environmental justice (EJ) in Chicago. Share stories, photos, questions, and comments about #Environmental(In)Justice here in Chicago, the birthplace of the urban environmental justice movement. Tweet from wherever … Continue reading

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Paid Summer Internship: Friends of the Chicago River

Friends of the Chicago River is offering a paid River Stewardship and Wildlife internship available for summer 2016. This 3-month position begins at the end of May, and has a $2,500 stipend.  This is a great opportunity to intern with an … Continue reading

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SUST 320 Walking Tour of the Booming South Loop

Last Thursday, our SUST 320 – Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning course took a walking tour of the South Loop to check out some of the new developments in the area.  Blessed with 40 degree weather and sleet, we set out … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 Course Preview for SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at Eden Place Nature Center

This coming fall semester (2016) the Sustainability Studies program will offer a unique transformational service learning course, SUST 350 Service and Sustainability, at the Chicago Campus. Taught by SUST professor Mike Bryson, the course theme is Urban Farming, Environmental Education, Community … Continue reading

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Chicago Announces Major Initiative to Further Drive Neighborhood Development

Reprinted from the Chicago Sustainability News email bulletin of 3 March 2016. On February 18th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an initiative that will generate millions of dollars in new investment into underserved communities throughout Chicago. The proposal will reform existing … Continue reading

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