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The Pope as Environmental Advocate

Editor’s Note: As the Pope gets ready this morning to address the US Congress in Washington DC, it’s worth noting that his public statements and official writings on climate change and the human relation to nature have created an unprecedented … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecology, ethics, news, policy, pollution, social justice | 1 Comment

Chicago Joins Compact of Mayors Agreement in Summer of 2015

On August 24th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago joined the Compact of Mayors, a global coalition of mayors and city officials that have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress, and enhance resilience to climate change. Also on … Continue reading

Posted in cities, climate change, energy, Illinois, news

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester at RU

As we start the 2015-16 academic year here at Roosevelt University, the Sustainability Studies program warmly welcomes our new first-year and transfer students, continuing students, and faculty to the Fall 2015 semester, which begins with delightful weather and high expectations for … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Over the past few days, President Obama has announced new climate change-related policies that utilizes the Clean Air Act of 1970 to enforce tougher standards on GHG-emitting power plants, such as the many aging coal-fired power plants that still supply … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, energy, news, policy, pollution

RU Sustainability Efforts Profiled in Chicago Tribune, LA Times, and ChicagoInno Articles

Roosevelt’s sustainability efforts, plans, and accomplishments have been getting a good amount of positive press lately in the wake of the university’s releasing its first Strategic Sustainability Plan in June. Back on June 12th, reporter Paulina Firozi published a front-page article … Continue reading

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RU’s Wabash Building Earns International Honors

Last month RU’s Wabash Building, the LEED-Gold certified “vertical campus” that opened in the fall of 2012, won another major architectural/real estate award. This news release is reprinted from the Roosevelt public relations announcement on 8 June 2015. Roosevelt University’s … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, awards, green design, news, Roosevelt

Announced Closure of IL State Museums by Governor Rauner Threatens Both Nature and Culture

A message by the Illinois Environmental Council, which we feel is worthy to pass on to our readers. Illinois’ State Museums provide important environmental education opportunities to thousands of visitors each year. Governor Rauner recently announced that these museums are … Continue reading

Posted in economics, exhibits, humanities, Illinois, museums, news, parks and public land