Category Archives: pollution

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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East Chicago Lead Crisis Is Topic at Nov. 2 Environmental Justice Forum at RU

Thomas Frank, a member of the Southeast Environmental Task Force and an activist working with residents of an East Chicago public housing complex located on a toxic lead site will be one of the speakers at Roosevelt University’s Nov. 2 … Continue reading

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Is your Refrigerator Running? Notes on the Landmark Kigali Accord

by Moses Viveros If your refrigerator or air conditioner is running, it’s probably contributing to Global Warming. You’re probably wondering “My refrigerator contribute to global warming? How is that even possible?” Well, most air conditioners and refrigerators use a chemical … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice on Chicago’s Southeast Side: Local Activists Speak at RU on Nov. 2

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), Cheryl Johnson (President, People for Community Recovery), Peggy Salazar (Board Member and past Director, Southeast Environmental Task Force … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Talks #EnvironmentalJustice at RU this Wednesday, Oct. 19th

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), the Executive Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Kim Wasserman, will give a talk entitled “The Displacement … Continue reading

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Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Speaks on Environmental Justice at RU next Wednesday, Oct. 19th

As part of RU’s Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project‘s 2016 Distinguished Environmental Justice Lecture Series this fall (and in recognition of #CampusSustainabilityMonth), the Executive Director of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Kim Wasserman, will give a talk entitled “The Displacement … Continue reading

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