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Upcoming Earth Month Activities at RU

Originally posted on Roosevelt University Sustainability:
This April, show off your Sustainability prowess with these awesome Earth Month competitions! We are seeking artists from the entire RU community to participate in a REUSE ART COMPETITION. We are asking that you…

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MAPmatters Week: Make Your Voice Heard in Springfield!

Help us protect MAP Grants, Illinois’ only need-based grant for education. #MAPmatters pic.twitter.com/9AgBbF46I8

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Would you like plastic or more plastic?

Guest post by Moses Viveros, SUST class of 2018 The Law of Unintended Consequences occurs when “A” is supposed to make “B” happen but instead, “C” happens. On August 1st 2015, Chicago’s Bag Ban Ordinance went into affect. The ordinance … Continue reading

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Water, Sustainability, and the City

Originally posted on Roosevelt University Sustainability:
Most of us think that since we live by some of the world’s largest bodies of fresh water, The Great Lakes, there must be no way we’re running out of it in the United…

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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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