Category Archives: ecology

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’ pic.twitter.com/JiYp0RDu7A — Earthjustice (@Earthjustice) April 22, 2016  

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Where We Live: Earth Day, 22 April 2016

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RU Reforesting: Fundraiser This Thursday

RU Reforesting Fundraiser at Nando’s Peri-Peri Restaurant Thursday, April 21st, 2016 6:00pm – 10:00pm 953 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607   (West Loop location) One of our very own student organizations, RU Reforesting, is gearing up for a travel-abroad biology … 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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“City Creatures: Urban Biodiversity in Chicago”: Next Tuesday, April 12 at RU

Next Tuesday, April 12, the SUST Program at Roosevelt University hosts a special event about nature in Chicago entitled, “City Creatures: Urban Biodiversity in Chicago,” at 3:30 p.m. in Roosevelt’s LEED-Gold Wabash Building, Room 1214. Dr. Gavin Van Horn of … Continue reading

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“Amphibians and Reptiles of the Tallgrass Prairie” — Tonight at Midewin

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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Springtime Sings on the Prairie: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reports on Her Spring 2016 Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt will report and reflect upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s another post from Tiffany Mucci, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at … Continue reading

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