Category Archives: water

Paid summer research program – Water Quality in the Yucatan Peninsula

A Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program through Northern Illinois University is now recruiting students for a paid research internship for summer 2019. Your RU faculty advisor can work with you to help you get RU credit for your participation … Continue reading

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Sustainable RIVER REU – Paid internships, now accepting applications

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).” Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the … Continue reading

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Film Screening of “After the Spill” this Wednesday, 10/10, @RooseveltU

Join the Sustainability Studies Program & the RU Green student organization for a screening of the film After the Spill on Wednesday, October 10th, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the Sullivan Room (2nd floor of the Auditorium Building) at RU’s Chicago Campus. … Continue reading

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Tour Wastewater Treatment Plants this Saturday with the MWRD

The general public is welcome to tour any of the six wastewater treatment plants within the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago this Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 9am-noon, as part of Infrastructure Week. For more info, see … Continue reading

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Lies and Lead in Water: UIC Event on Feb. 13th

Chicago, Flint, East Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee are just a few of the cities across the nation experiencing an ongoing lead crisis. City and government officials often keep the problems under wraps while concerned community members and organizers fight to … Continue reading

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Coming Face to Face with Urban Pollution at Bubbly Creek

By Kyria Fortina for ACP/SUST 250 This past Wednesday, April 12th, the students of the Sustainable University class ACP/SUST 250 ventured to Canal Origins Park for a special day of community and environmental service along the shoreline of Bubbly Creek, … Continue reading

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Fighting Against the War on Sustainability

by Moses Viveros When one is sworn in as President of the United States, one takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of their ability. The preamble to the Constitution is … Continue reading

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