Category Archives: Politics

Remembering Lee Botts (1928-2019), Environmental Activist, Champion of the Great Lakes and Indiana Dunes

While Millennials and Gen Zers are leading the way on climate change activism and environmental justice here in 2019, their passion for change and stalwart efforts against seemingly insurmountable barriers are inspired by and built upon the efforts of previous … Continue reading

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Chicago Youth Climate Strike: Fri 9/20/19 in Grant Park

Join members of RU Green, the Math Club, and others in an all-ages Chicago Youth Climate Strike march in Grant Park in downtown Chicago this Friday 9/20/19 in solidarity with climate strike marchers all over the world. Options for meeting: … Continue reading

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Planning for Environmental Justice: Kim Wasserman @RooseveltU, Wed 9/26

 

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Save the Fen at Joliet Junior College: An Open Letter

This is an open letter I wrote recently to the leadership of Joliet Junior College in my hometown of Joliet, Illinois. The issue at hand is a future road extension, proposed by a mall developer, that would bisect the protected … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2017: Mapping the March for Science in Chicago! #MFSChi @sciencemarchchi

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March for Science in Chicago on Earth Day 4/22

Join faculty and students from Roosevelt’s SUST program and the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science as we in the RU community march for science! We’ll meet in the WB Lobby at 9:00am, after which we’ll walk over to … Continue reading

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Introducing “Rooftop: Second Nature” — Remarks at the Opening Reception, 9 Feb. 2017

Nature within the urban landscape is simultaneously close at hand and hidden from view — a paradox of proximal obscurity. Yet its myriad forms are as diverse in kind as their human denizens. City parks, urban farms, back yards, forest … Continue reading

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All I Want for the Holidays is a MAP Grant

To the Roosevelt University Community: please help pressure our Illinois legislators to fund MAP grants for our students! On Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the Winter Brunch, please stop by and sign the “All I … Continue reading

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Roosevelt University’s “American Dream Reconsidered” Conference Planned for Sept. 12-15

Students, colleagues, and friends — please attend and participate in this major conference at Roosevelt next month, which should be a galvanizing week on our campus. The theme couldn’t be more timely, considering the tensions, rancor, and controversies of the … Continue reading

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Journal of Sustainability Studies

Just found out about this relatively new interdisciplinary journal, the University of North Alabama’s Journal of Sustainability Studies. The Call for Submissions for Issue 1.2 (Dec 2016) is focused on sustainability policy. About JSS The Journal of Sustainability Studies, an … Continue reading

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