Category Archives: Illinois

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

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

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

Posted in events, history, humanities, Illinois, policy, Roosevelt, social justice

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

In It for the Long-Haul: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reflects on Her Spring Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt have reported and reflected upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s Tiffany Mucci’s final such post, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at Midewin National … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, ecology, education, Illinois, internships, parks and public land, restoration, students, suburbs, wildlife

Illinois Environmental Council Holding Two Springfield Events in April

This month the Illinois Environmental Council is holding a mini-lobby day and a climate rally in Springfield. There is still time to register for both of these policy activism events. See below for event and registration info from the IEC’s news webpage: … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, events, Illinois, policy