Category Archives: ethics

Pruitt Is Gone, but the EPA Must Return to Its Mission of Protecting the Environment

by Mike Bryson, SUST Blog Editor The blockbuster national news of this week is the long-overdue resignation of the scandal-ridden Scott Pruitt from the US Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, July 5th, as reported by the NY Times, Inside Climate … Continue reading

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Enroll in RU’s Social Justice Summer Institute, May 29-June 4

Hey, Roosevelt students! If you are interested in a one-of-a-kind experiential learning summer course, please consider this one-week course (pdf) that addresses the school to prison pipeline. Please reach out to Dr. Heather Dalmage for more information: hdalmage@roosevelt.edu or 312.341.3692

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The Dangers of Working in Waste

SUST co-founder and former Roosevelt University professor Carl Zimring, now professor of sustainability studies at the Pratt Institute in NYC, published this powerful op-ed in the Friday 2/9 online edition of the NY Times. In his essay, “A Waste Worker … Continue reading

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Lies and Lead in Water: UIC Event on Feb. 13th

Chicago, Flint, East Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee are just a few of the cities across the nation experiencing an ongoing lead crisis. City and government officials often keep the problems under wraps while concerned community members and organizers fight to … Continue reading

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Sociology, Environmental Justice, & Sustainability: Reflections by SOC Grad Student Shanti Brown

by Shanti Brown As a second-year graduate student in sociology at Roosevelt University’s Chicago campus, my connection to sustainability and environmental justice stems from my longstanding interest in studying poverty and social justice. Sadly, the inequities of the poor also … Continue reading

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EPA and Dept of the Interior Excise Climate Change from Strategic Plans

by Mike Bryson In this new era of administrative incompetence, mendacity, and malfeasance here in these United States, two federal departments stand out for their energetic actions to roll back policies and regulations developed over the past several decades: the … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ethics, news, parks and public land, planning, policy, pollution

This Week @RooseveltU: The American Dream Reconsidered Conference 2017

When: Monday, September 11, 2017 – Thursday, September 14, 2017 Where: Roosevelt University – 425 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 | Ganz Hall, Room 745, Auditorium Building Join the conversation about what it means to be an American in these challenging times. … Continue reading

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