Category Archives: water

Pipeline Activism and State Monopolies on Violence

by Graham Pickren I’m teaching SUST 310 – Energy and Climate Change this semester in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University, and over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on the increasingly important role that energy infrastructure … Continue reading

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Expedition Arctic: A Journey to the Seafloor and Beyond with RU Prof Michele Hoffman (Oct. 17th, 4pm)

Fall is here and that means Campus Sustainability Month will soon be in full swing, This October of 2016 marks the second annual Campus Sustainability Month as sponsored by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education (AASHE), … Continue reading

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Water and Environmental Justice in Flint: Marc Edwards Speaks at Univ. of Chicago Oct. 14

Join University of Chicago for a lecture concerning environmental justice and advocacy, and confronting government failure and deception. Marc A. Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Virginia Tech University, will be giving a lecture … 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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Standing Rock Standoff Continues as Dozens of Tribes Protest Oil Pipeline in ND

by Mike Bryson Native Americans and First Nations people are leading the cause for climate justice in North America, and the new front line of this environmental activism is in Cannon Ball, ND. On the edge of the Standing Rock … Continue reading

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Microcosm Heads to Alaska this June

This summer the adventure into the oceanic microscopic universe continues as filmmaker, marine biologist, and Roosevelt University SUST Adjunct Professor Michele Hoffman Trotter and her colleagues set out for Alaska on the exciting field expedition yet for her upcoming documentary … 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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