Category Archives: Illinois

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

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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

Springtime Sings on the Prairie: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reports on Her Spring 2016 Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt will report and reflect upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s another post from Tiffany Mucci, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at … Continue reading

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Chicago Announces Major Initiative to Further Drive Neighborhood Development

Reprinted from the Chicago Sustainability News email bulletin of 3 March 2016. On February 18th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an initiative that will generate millions of dollars in new investment into underserved communities throughout Chicago. The proposal will reform existing … Continue reading

Posted in cities, community, Illinois, news, social justice

Broadcasting Seeds, Non-Native Trees, and What a Bird Needs: SUST Major Tiffany Mucci Reports on Her Spring 2016 Internship at Midewin

This spring 2016 semester, several students in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Roosevelt will report and reflect upon their sustainability-related internship experiences. Here’s another post from Tiffany Mucci, a senior SUST major interning in plant conservation and ecological restoration at … Continue reading

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

“Privies, Privies, Everywhere” — Free Lecture with Historical Archaeologist Tonight at Midewin

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in southern Will County, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, is the largest tallgrass prairie ecological restoration project east of the Mississippi River, and one of the great open space resources / biodiversity preserves … Continue reading

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