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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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Pipeline Activism and State Monopolies on Violence

by Graham Pickren I’m teaching SUST 310 – Energy and Climate Change this semester in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University, and over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on the increasingly important role that energy infrastructure … Continue reading

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2016 Fogelson Forum at RU on Sept 29: What Is a Sustainable City?

Next Thursday, Sept. 29th, at 5 p.m., leading experts will discuss the role real estate will play in leading sustainability initiatives for major cities during the Gerald Fogelson Forum on Real Estate at Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. … Continue reading

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MAPmatters Week: Make Your Voice Heard in Springfield!

Help us protect MAP Grants, Illinois’ only need-based grant for education. #MAPmatters

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Greenprint Plan Empowers Community Colleges, Develops Green Workforce

Editor’s note: This message is adapted from the Illinois Green Economy Network’s News and Events webpage announcement. Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation, Bank of America, and education leaders all across North America last month released Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare … Continue reading

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Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

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Living Resources Event: Business Solutions to Food Security Challenges in Chicago December 8th

“Living Resources” Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Union League Club 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604 Hosted by Mariah Barrett and John Steven Bianucci RSVP at Eventbrite A free event and networking opportunity Join John Steven Bianucci, Director of … Continue reading

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