Category Archives: pollution

You’re Doing it Wrong

By Samantha Schultz, President of RU Green As easy as recycling and composting seems, it can actually be very confusing for some. Often we experience “aspirational recycling” where we hold a holy piece of trash in the palm of our … Continue reading

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Fighting Climate Change by Learning from Indigenous Communities

by Jessica Villarreal for SUST 350 While many of us are aware of the global changes we are experiencing due to climate change, we seldomly consider how it affects those who live where these changes are most intense: the Arctic. … Continue reading

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Microplastic Pollution and the Great Lakes

by Melissa Allegretti When I first began my Sustainability Studies major at Roosevelt, I had no idea the severity of the issues I was diving into. Climate change has become a critical global topic and I was eager to learn … Continue reading

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Bubbly Creek Service Day for Today 5/8 Cancelled

Due to projected weather conditions for today in Chicago, as well as recent heavy rainfall and resulting waterway contamination by combined sewage overflows, the scheduled SUST community service trip to Bubbly Creek for today 5/8 is cancelled. Rest assured, though, … Continue reading

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A Petition to Fight Environmental Classism on Chicago’s Southeast Side

By Jake Hanahan, SUST Student Associate Recently, the Southeast Environmental Task Force started a petition to stop the relocation of a major polluter to Chicago’s Southeast Side in a blatant case of environmental classism. The polluter in question, open-air scrap … Continue reading

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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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