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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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Chicago River Now Accessible With Google Maps Street View

If you’ve taken SUST 220, SUST 350, or a SUST Special Topics course, there’s good chance you’ve also participated in a guided canoe trip on the Chicago River.  Now this urban waterway can be toured from the comfort of your computer … Continue reading

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A Big Warm Cyber “Hello” From Your SUST@RU Assistant Editor

Greetings! This is Tiffany Mucci, SUST senior and your 2015-16 Assistant Editor of the Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University and Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blogs. I’m writing to you this January morning, as we embark on a new semester, to formally introduce … Continue reading

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Greenprint Plan Empowers Community Colleges, Develops Green Workforce

Editor’s note: This message is adapted from the Illinois Green Economy Network’s News and Events webpage announcement. Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation, Bank of America, and education leaders all across North America last month released Greenprint: A Plan to Prepare … Continue reading

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City of Chicago Releases “Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead”

Take a look inside the Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead, an easy-to-read summarization of Chicago’s progress thus far in the City’s commitment to a sustainable future. Recent achievements such as passing the Energy Benchmarking ordinance, joining … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies in 2015: The Year in Review

2015 was a landmark year of transformation and transition in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to an exciting new year as we start classes this January. Here as in our previous year-end reviews, … Continue reading

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El Nino 2015 Strong and Stormy

By Tiffany Mucci As of late in the Chicago region, we’ve had more rain than snow, and we’ve been spared the frigid cold we’re known for this time of year.  Instead, it’s been a warm and soggy winter. Whether you’re thankful for … Continue reading

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