Category Archives: Illinois

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

Kick off Earth Month at RU with a Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm this Sun 4/9

This semester’s SUST 230 Food class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, is heading out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, April 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by … Continue reading

Posted in activities, agriculture, courses, education, field trips, food, Illinois, Roosevelt, students

East Chicago Lead Crisis Is Topic at Nov. 2 Environmental Justice Forum at RU

Thomas Frank, a member of the Southeast Environmental Task Force and an activist working with residents of an East Chicago public housing complex located on a toxic lead site will be one of the speakers at Roosevelt University’s Nov. 2 … Continue reading

Posted in cities, events, Illinois, pollution, Roosevelt, social justice

SUST Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm Planned for this Sunday, Oct. 9th

This semester’s SUST 230 Food online class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich, plans to head out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, October 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by Farmer John Peterson. Angelic Organics … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice Activist To Speak at RU this Wednesday, Oct. 5

Roosevelt University’s Loundy Human Rights Project 2016 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series is proud to host Joseph Standing Bear Schranz, Founder and President of Midwest Soarring (Save our Ancestor’s Remains and Resources Indigenous Network Group). Schranz will be delivering a presentation … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Standoff Continues as Dozens of Tribes Protest Oil Pipeline in ND

by Mike Bryson Native Americans and First Nations people are leading the cause for climate justice in North America, and the new front line of this environmental activism is in Cannon Ball, ND. On the edge of the Standing Rock … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, energy, ethics, Illinois, news, pollution, social justice, water

Planning for Conservation and Quality of Life in the Kankakee Sands

Some fascinating regional sustainability news from one of the SUST Program’s great partners, the Field Museum: the Chicago Region conservation team in the Museum’s Keller Science Action Center drew on the Quality of Life planning process used in South America … Continue reading

Posted in community, conservation, Illinois, museums, news, planning