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Environmental Issues Addressed on Chicago’s Southeast Side

A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters has given supporting evidence that “environmental racism” is a conceptualized reality created by the biggest polluters in the U.S. — factories, warehouses and other facilities that house toxic waste are overwhelmingly located

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Enroll in RU’s Social Justice Summer Institute, May 29-June 4

Originally posted on Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University:
Hey, Roosevelt students! If you are interested in a one-of-a-kind experiential learning summer course, please consider this one-week course (pdf) that addresses the school to prison pipeline. Please reach out to Dr. Heather…

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – The Damaging Effects on Our Ecosystem

In 2016, a research flight which was supposed to be conducing an oceanic survey on whales and dolphins, found a vast clump of mainly plastic waste at the northern edge of what is known globally as the “great Pacific garbage

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Impact of Global Warming- Loss of Coral Life in The Great Barrier Reef

In the past couple of days, national and international news sources have been reporting that global warming is causing irreversible damage to important ecosystems like the renowned and highly regarded Great Barrier Reef. Known as the world’s largest coral reef

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Sustainable Living: Environmentally Clean

By: Breanna Gordon Keeping a clean-living space can bring about an immense amount of stress relief. I understand that cleaning can be very overwhelming with all of isles of products claiming to do the same things. Which do you use?

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The Problem with Palm Oil – Deforestation & Beyond

In grocery stores around the world, consumers are able to purchase a very controversial product that directly contributes to global climate change. Palm oil, which is used by many indigenous cultures around the world, can also be found in nearly half

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Volunteer for Chicago’s Clean & Green Day of Service – 4/21/18

Hey Everyone! On Saturday, April 21st, you and your friends can make an immediate difference in your community by participating in Chicago’s citywide ‘Clean & Green Day of Service’. ‘Clean and Green’ is a great opportunity for residents, school groups

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