Category Archives: pollution

A Toxic Tour of East Chicago: tomorrow Oct. 17th at 4pm @RooseveltU

Please join the Roosevelt community for “A Toxic Tour of East Chicago,” a conversation with Thomas Frank, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Roosevelt’s 2nd floor Sullivan Room. In the wake … Continue reading

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Film Screening of “After the Spill” this Wednesday, 10/10, @RooseveltU

Join the Sustainability Studies Program & the RU Green student organization for a screening of the film After the Spill on Wednesday, October 10th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the Sullivan Room (2nd floor of the Auditorium Building) at RU’s Chicago Campus. … Continue reading

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Planning for Environmental Justice: Kim Wasserman of LVEJO @RooseveltU, this Wed 9/26

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Planning for Environmental Justice: Kim Wasserman @RooseveltU, Wed 9/26

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Tour Wastewater Treatment Plants this Saturday with the MWRD

The general public is welcome to tour any of the six wastewater treatment plants within the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago this Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 9am-noon, as part of Infrastructure Week. For more info, see … Continue reading

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EPA and Dept of the Interior Excise Climate Change from Strategic Plans

by Mike Bryson In this new era of administrative incompetence, mendacity, and malfeasance here in these United States, two federal departments stand out for their energetic actions to roll back policies and regulations developed over the past several decades: the … 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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