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Chicago Bag Tax Reduces Bag Use by Over 40%

In February of 2017, the City of Chicago introduced a 7 cent tax on each disposable bag used in an effort to cut down on bag waste and to encourage Chicagoans to bring their reusable bags on every shopping trip. … Continue reading

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Thousands Brave Wind and Rain in People’s Climate March in Chicago on Saturday, 29 Apr 2017

#ClimateMarch #PeoplesClimateChi #ClimateMarchChi Editor’s Note — The text below is reprinted from Sam Charles’ article “Thousands Rally in Downtown Chicago Against Climate Change” in the Chicago Sun-Times, published online 29 Apr 2017. For local coverage of the march, also see … Continue reading

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Today is #EarthDay: in Chicago, We’re Marching for Science!

Today is Earth Day. If you’re in the Chicago region looking for something to do outside, please join Roosevelt students, faculty, and staff in the March for Science in Chicago (10am-3pm in Grant Park). This national public event on #EarthDay2017 … Continue reading

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This #EarthDay2017 in Chicago, March for Science!

On Earth Day this coming Saturday 4/22, join Roosevelt students, faculty, and staff in the March for Science in Chicago (10am-3pm in Grant Park). This national public event on #EarthDay2017 celebrates the value of science in society, and advocates for … Continue reading

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Fighting Against the War on Sustainability

by Moses Viveros When one is sworn in as President of the United States, one takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of their ability. The preamble to the Constitution is … Continue reading

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Sustainability for All: Examining the Relationship between Sustainability and Gentrification

By Moses Viveros When one thinks about “sustainability” and what it means; one usually conjures up images of green spaces, clean air, and well-maintained land. Typically projects or developments that are considered to be “sustainable” are created with the intention … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the Possibilities of Climate Disaster

Editor’s note: In this op-ed post, RU biology major Mark Barr reflects on the implications of Donald Trump’s election for environmental policy. Upon Donald Trump’s election, the sentiment among many was “give him a chance.” Individuals with backgrounds in science … Continue reading

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