Category Archives: policy

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

Posted in climate change, news, policy, science

Get Involved this Summer: Sustainability in/around Chicago

by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich During summer, sometimes university students and faculty can feel disconnected from the sustainability issues and the sense of community that they care about. In an effort to stay involved and connected this summer in … 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

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

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