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Alternative Spring Break: Restoration Ecology in the Cook County Forest Preserves

College students! Spend your 2015 spring break gaining valuable experience and learning environmental land management skills in the oldest and largest Forest Preserve in the nation by becoming an Alternative Spring Break Land Management Crew Volunteer. The Forest Preserves of … Continue reading

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Get Up and Dirty! An Invitation to Join the Wabash Rooftop Gardeners this Spring at RU

Winter is here in force, and it’s below 20 degrees in Chicago. Naturally, thoughts turn to . . . gardening! The planning process has started for springtime planting in the Wabash Rooftop Garden, located on the fifth floor of the Wabash … Continue reading

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Yonah Freemark, SUST faculty, on High-Speed Rail

Yonah Freemark, who is teaching SUST 320, Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning this Fall, recently published an important opinion piece on the failure of political will in the U.S. to build more High-Speed Rail. Freemark explains the federal government’s unwillingness to … Continue reading

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Volo Bog State Natural Area, Moraine Hills State Park & McHenry Dam Seek Volunteers

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside, Illinois and at Moraine Hills State Park & McHenry Dam in McHenry, Illinois, is seeking volunteers for the following positions: Weekend Naturalists at Volo Bog Weekend … Continue reading

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Recycle your Cooking Oil into Bio-Fuel this Thanksgiving!

For this years post Thanksgiving weekend, come join the School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) in recycling leftover cooking oils! After an elaborate feast and a day of football, take the time on Saturday, November 30th, … Continue reading

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Let Me Introduce Myself…

Hello SustStudies@RU readers, Please pardon my late introduction, my name is Allison Mayes and I will be a new contributor to the blog. I have been a student at Roosevelt University for four years now and am currently finishing up … Continue reading

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Latest Census data show extent of Sprawl in Chicagoland Region

The Census Bureau has just released a fascinating special report on population changes in metropolitan areas across the country.  The report, entitled Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000 to 2010 (132MB) has relatively easy-to-read tables and impressive maps … Continue reading

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