Category Archives: waste

Composting Workshop in the South Loop on March 28

An announcement from the Alliance for a Greener South Loop: Do you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle?  Are you concerned about the environment? How much food scraps and old leftovers are you throwing in the garbage? Learn how to turn kitchen … Continue reading

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Brave RU Grad Assistant Enters Dumpster to Reclaim Office Waste, Strikes Heroic Pose

A guest post by Dr. Vince Cyboran, Associate Professor of Training and Development, College of Professional Studies Though hardly a hoarder, I had accumulated quite a bit of materials in my 10 years as a professor here at Roosevelt University: … Continue reading

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Fracking Banned in NY State

This past Wednesday, Dec. 17th, officials in New York State announced a ban on fracking after a major report was issued by the state’s Health Department entitled “A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development” (pdf). This momentous announcement, which is … Continue reading

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Photography Presentation by Terry Evans on Fracking and Petcoke, Next Tuesday in Chicago

Noted photographer Terry Evans, who has done dramatic work on Chicago’s urban landscape, the Calumet Region, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and many other sites throughout the US, presents and discusses her dramatic images of fracking in North Dakota, the Trinity River … Continue reading

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Will County E-Waste Recycling Program’s Future Uncertain

In the article “Future of Will County Electronics Recycling Program in Jeopardy, Director Warns” published on 12 Nov 2014 in the Joliet Herald-News, reporter Lauren Leone-Cross details the fiscal challenges facing the hitherto effective drop-off program and uncovers the difficulties in … Continue reading

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Getting Trashed on the Loading Dock: SUST Students Conduct Waste Audit of RU’s Chicago Campus

Last Thursday, October 17th, students in Professor Mike Bryson’s SUST 240 Waste & Consumption honors class gathered at Roosevelt’s Wabash Building loading dock instead of their regular classroom to poke through the trash. More specifically, they conducted the second systematic … Continue reading

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Environmental Activist Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Speaks at Roosevelt on Oct 22

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University is proud to kick off its Fall Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series next Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 – 6 p.m., with a special presentation by Kim Wasserman, Director of the Little Village … Continue reading

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