Category Archives: policy

SUST Alumni Guest Post: Bridget Powers (BA ’14) Reflects on Her Americorps VISTA Year at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana

This alumni guest post is by Bridget Powers (BA ’14), who after graduation secured an AmeriCorps VISTA post working at a Boys and Girls Club on the Northern Cheyenne Nation’s Reservation in Montana in 2015. She spent last year writing … Continue reading

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City of Chicago Releases “Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead”

Take a look inside the Sustainable Chicago Action Agenda 2012-2015 Highlights and Look Ahead, an easy-to-read summarization of Chicago’s progress thus far in the City’s commitment to a sustainable future. Recent achievements such as passing the Energy Benchmarking ordinance, joining … Continue reading

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Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Conference Revisits the 2-Degree Goal

by Tiffany Mucci Today, the world’s Heads of State convene in Paris, as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) aims for a landmark agreement over the next two weeks which may at last curb global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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Today at RU: Environmental Justice Activism Lecture, 4pm

This afternoon at Rosoevelt’s Chicago Campus, the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project kicks off its Fall 2015 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series,”Natural Rights: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast,” at 4:00pm with a special presentation by Kim Wasserman, Director of the Little Village … 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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Environmental Activist Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Speaks at Roosevelt on Nov. 11

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University is proud to kick off its Fall 2015 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series,”Natural Rights: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast,” next Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 4:00 – 5:30pm, with a special presentation by Kim … Continue reading

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