Category Archives: policy

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

Posted in cities, news, planning, policy

UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy for 2016

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the relation between sustainability and energy. The 2016 program theme is “Nexus,” that is, the connection between water and energy. In … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, education, energy, policy, research, science, students, water

US and 170+ other Countries Sign Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016

197 children just arrived at the #ParisAgreement signing, wearing t-shirts that read ‘your promise, our future’ pic.twitter.com/JiYp0RDu7A — Earthjustice (@Earthjustice) April 22, 2016  

Posted in climate change, ecology, events, news, policy, social justice

Illinois Environmental Council Holding Two Springfield Events in April

This month the Illinois Environmental Council is holding a mini-lobby day and a climate rally in Springfield. There is still time to register for both of these policy activism events. See below for event and registration info from the IEC’s news webpage: … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, events, Illinois, policy

Tomorrow at RU: Environmental Racism Lecture, 3pm

Tomorrow afternoon at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, the Sustainability Studies Program will host a very special guest lecture, “Environmental Racism in Historical Perspective,” by Dr. Carl Zimring, former RU professor and SUST program co-founder. Dr. Zimring will discuss and sign his groundbreaking … Continue reading

Posted in events, faculty, history, policy, presentations, publications, research, social justice, waste

Rally for MAP Today at Thompson Center, Downtown Chicago

More than 1,000 Roosevelt students may be affected if the Monetary Award Program (MAP) is not funded by the State of Illinois. Students were promised this need-based grant in their financial aid package, but there is no funding yet available … Continue reading

Posted in activities, education, Illinois, policy, Roosevelt, social justice, students

MAPmatters Week: Make Your Voice Heard in Springfield!

Help us protect MAP Grants, Illinois’ only need-based grant for education. #MAPmatters pic.twitter.com/9AgBbF46I8

Posted in economics, education, Illinois, policy, Roosevelt, social justice, students, uncategorized