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Howdy!

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to take a second to introduce myself. My name is Moses Viveros and I am a fourth year Sustainability Studies Major at Roosevelt. I am also working as the Sustainability Program’s Student Associate and now … Continue reading

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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

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What Role Will Climate Change Concerns Play in the 2016 Election?

Earlier this week, NY Times science/environmental journalist and @DotEarth blogger Andrew Revkin posted findings from a recent poll of US voters about their level of concern about global warming. The results are not inspiring or encouraging, as the vast majority … Continue reading

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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

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Three Plots Still Available in RU Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus Community Garden is one of the origin sites for our university’s sustainability movement, and is a thriving hub of gardening innovation and community building. Right now, three 5×5 plots are still available for this year’s growing season. … Continue reading

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100 Resilient Cities: News from Chicago

Editor’s Note: this is a slightly edited version of the City of Chicago’s press release from 2 May 2016. Also see this excellent Chicago Tribune article from 1 May 2016 by Nausheen Husain. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Aaron … Continue reading

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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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