Category Archives: pollution

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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Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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Planting the Seeds of Change: Reflections on a Tour of Southeast Chicago/Northwest Indiana

by Moses Viveros A cold and cloudy day seemed to fit perfectly on our trip through the somber, industrial landscape that characterizes most of the Southeast Chicago and Northwest Indiana region. As part of Dr. Bethany Barratt’s Environmental Justice course at Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Talks #EnvironmentalJustice at RU this Wednesday, Nov. 9th

The “Just By Nature” environmental activism event with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization’s Executive Director, Kim Wasserman, has been rescheduled for Wednesday Nov. 9th. Please join us from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Sullivan Room on the Second Floor of the Auditorium … Continue reading

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