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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, 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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Reflections on a Day of Service on the Banks of Bubbly Creek

by Moses Viveros To conclude its inaugural American Dream Reconsidered Conference last week, Roosevelt hosted a day of service where students, faculty, and staff were able to participate in a variety of different volunteer projects throughout Chicago and in the … Continue reading

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Following Our Waste and Water Streams: SUST Senior Cassidy Avent Reflects on Her Summer 2015 Internship with SCARCE

This guest post is by RU senior Cassidy Avent, a SUST major who interned during the Summer 2015 semester at the non-profit organization, SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Here is the … Continue reading

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FMNH in the News: It’s Not Easy Being Green (For a 95 Year Old Building)

This announcement from the Field Museum of Natural History’s weekly Science and Education News bulletin (21 April 2016) notes the Museum’s achievement of LEED Gold certification, and how the sustainable operations within this historic building are a green asset to … Continue reading

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Voting Open for Reuse Art Competition at RU during Earth Month

As part of our campus Earth Week events, Roosevelt’s Reuse Art Competition is now open and available for viewing! To vote on your favorite piece of art, please follow this link. Images of the art have been uploaded to the … Continue reading

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