Category Archives: community

Fighting Against the War on Sustainability

by Moses Viveros When one is sworn in as President of the United States, one takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of their ability. The preamble to the Constitution is … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Course Preview for SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at Eden Place Nature Center

This coming fall semester (2017) the Sustainability Studies program once again offers a unique transformational service learning course, SUST 350 Service and Sustainability, at the Chicago Campus as well as online. Taught by SUST professor Mike Bryson, the course theme … Continue reading

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Sustainability for All: Examining the Relationship between Sustainability and Gentrification

By Moses Viveros When one thinks about “sustainability” and what it means; one usually conjures up images of green spaces, clean air, and well-maintained land. Typically projects or developments that are considered to be “sustainable” are created with the intention … Continue reading

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Planting the Seeds of Change: Reflections on a Tour of Southeast Chicago/Northwest Indiana

by Moses Viveros A cold and cloudy day seemed to fit perfectly on our trip through the somber, industrial landscape that characterizes most of the Southeast Chicago and Northwest Indiana region. As part of Dr. Bethany Barratt’s Environmental Justice course at Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Talks #EnvironmentalJustice at RU this Wednesday, Nov. 9th

The “Just By Nature” environmental activism event with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization’s Executive Director, Kim Wasserman, has been rescheduled for Wednesday Nov. 9th. Please join us from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Sullivan Room on the Second Floor of the Auditorium … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice on Chicago’s Southeast Side: Local Activists Speak at RU on Nov. 2

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), Cheryl Johnson (President, People for Community Recovery), Peggy Salazar (Board Member and past Director, Southeast Environmental Task Force … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Talks #EnvironmentalJustice at RU this Wednesday, Oct. 19th

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), the Executive Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Kim Wasserman, will give a talk entitled “The Displacement … Continue reading

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