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FMNH in the News: It’s Not Easy Being Green (For a 95 Year Old Building)

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (21 April 2016) notes the Museum’s achievement of LEED Gold certification, and how the sustainable operations within this historic building are a green asset to … Continue reading

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US and 170+ other Countries Sign Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016

197 children just arrived at the #ParisAgreement signing, wearing t-shirts that read ‘your promise, our future’ pic.twitter.com/JiYp0RDu7A — Earthjustice (@Earthjustice) April 22, 2016  

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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

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SUST Program Co-founder Dr. Carl Zimring to Give Special Guest Lecture at RU on Tue, Mar. 15

The Sustainability Studies Program is proud to host a special guest lecture, “Environmental Racism in Historical Perspective,” by former Roosevelt professor and Sustainability Studies Program co-founder Dr. Carl Zimring on Tuesday, March 15 in Roosevelt’s LEED-Gold Wabash Building. Dr. Zimring will discuss and … Continue reading

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Author and Activist Terry Tempest Williams is Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Editor’s note: The independent news program, Democracy Now!, recently aired this compelling interview with environmental activist and author Terry Tempest Williams (pictured at right), who earlier this week made a bold move in protest of the fossil fuel industry. Tempest Williams bid on … Continue reading

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Chicago Transit Authority to Purchase 20-30 New All-Electric Buses

The Chicago Transit Authority found its first two all-electric buses delivered impressive results, and plans to purchase 20-30 additional all-electric buses in the next several years. The electric-propulsion buses are designed to provide a cleaner, quieter ride that reduces fuel … Continue reading

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San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

Editor’s note: Just days after the historic climate agreement was reached in Paris, the city of San Diego announced its own groundbreaking pledge to reduce its emissions by half and to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the next … Continue reading

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