Category Archives: policy

This Week @RooseveltU: The American Dream Reconsidered Conference 2017

When: Monday, September 11, 2017 – Thursday, September 14, 2017 Where: Roosevelt University – 425 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 | Ganz Hall, Room 745, Auditorium Building Join the conversation about what it means to be an American in these challenging times. … Continue reading

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Policy Initiatives for Combating Food Waste

By Yessenia Balcazar Among the topics that were covered in my most recent courses I have taken as a sustainability studies major at Roosevelt University, I found that the topic of food waste, particularly the sources of food waste, to … Continue reading

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We Are Still In: Roosevelt U President Ali Affirms Paris Agreement

by Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, President of Roosevelt University Roosevelt University recognizes our responsibility to the environment. Despite President Trump’s withdrawal . . . [on 1 June 2017] of the U.S. from the Paris Agreements, we reaffirm our commitment to national … Continue reading

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US Abdicates Global Climate Leadership by Rejecting Paris Agreement

Editorial: On Thursday, 1 June 2017, President Trump announced that the US would reverse course on the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on mitigating climate change that united 195 nations with the goal of reducing global carbon emissions. In doing so, … Continue reading

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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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