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City of Chicago Surpasses Mayor Emanuel’s Goal of Installing 100 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes, Commits to More

Reprinted from the Nov 2015 issue of the City of Chicago Sustainability Newsletter: On October 9th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the City of Chicago has surpassed its goal of installing 100 miles of protected bike lanes, completing 103 miles … Continue reading

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E-Waste Awareness Month at Roosevelt

During the month of November, the RU sustainability community is focusing on keeping electronic waste out of landfills! Items being targeted include phones, MP3/IPods, headphones, USB drives, electric razors, hair irons/blow dryers, computers, clocks, stereos, lamps, remotes, holiday lights, fans, kitchen … Continue reading

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Bison Reintroduced to the Illinois Prairie

by Tiffany Mucci A monumental and long-awaited phase in the restoration efforts at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was realized last month with the reintroduction of a small herd of American bison.  Midewin spans a 19,000-acre piece of land located just … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline Project Rejected by Obama Administration

From the NY Times article by Coral Davenport, 6 Nov 2015: WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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