Category Archives: economics

Elevate Energy is Hiring a Solar Marketing Coordinator

Elevate Energy is a non-profit organization doing great work developing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in Illinois. Unlike most profit-oriented companies, Elevate is focused on equity issues in sustainable development. Elevate Energy is looking to hire a Marketing Coordinator … Continue reading

Posted in business, economics, energy, green jobs

A Petition to Fight Environmental Classism on Chicago’s Southeast Side

By Jake Hanahan, SUST Student Associate Recently, the Southeast Environmental Task Force started a petition to stop the relocation of a major polluter to Chicago’s Southeast Side in a blatant case of environmental classism. The polluter in question, open-air scrap … Continue reading

Posted in cities, community, economics, ethics, policy, pollution, recycling, social justice, waste | 4 Comments

Solar Job Training Orientation Event

The Future Energy Jobs Act is a new piece of legislation in Illinois that requires utilities to source 25% of their energy from renewables by 2025. This has created a huge demand for new solar and wind power development, and … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, economics, energy, events, green jobs, Illinois | 1 Comment

Summer Research Positions for Students in RU’s Policy Research Collaborative

The RU Policy Research Collaborative is seeking motivated Chicago-area undergraduate and graduate students to join a 10-member team in Summer 2018 that will research housing data for a study to determine the financial impact that predatory house-purchase contract sales had … Continue reading

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Policy Initiatives for Combating Food Waste

By Yessenia Balcazar Among the topics that were covered in my most recent courses I have taken as a sustainability studies major at Roosevelt University, I found that the topic of food waste, particularly the sources of food waste, to … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, economics, food, policy, Roosevelt, students, waste

US Abdicates Global Climate Leadership by Rejecting Paris Agreement

Editorial: On Thursday, 1 June 2017, President Trump announced that the US would reverse course on the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on mitigating climate change that united 195 nations with the goal of reducing global carbon emissions. In doing so, … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecology, economics, energy, ethics, green jobs, news, policy

Chicago’s City Buildings to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Housing Authority, Fleet and Facility Management Commissioner David Reynolds, and City Colleges of Chicago announced this past April their commitment to move their buildings’ electricity use to 100 … Continue reading

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