Category Archives: Business

Kicking the “Paper or Plastic?” Habit through Reusable Bag Legislation in Chicago and Its Suburbs

by Danielle LaBella for SUST 240 Making everyday habits more sustainable is becoming a national trend, and larger cities are setting the standard. The dispute involving paper-versus-plastic-versus-reusable bags has been going on for years among the public as well as in … Continue reading

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Going Green with the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition

by Robert Green for SUST 240 The Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition (GCRC) is an organization that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of the foodservice industry in Chicago. GCRC provides educational assistance and support to restaurants and other foodservice operations throughout … Continue reading

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Setting a Sustainable Example: Local Businesses Strive to Reduce Food Waste

by Michelle Trispel for SUST 240 In an average American trash can, one is likely to find a combination of two things: food and packaging. When mixed together, these otherwise useful materials become trash. “Together, food and packaging/containers account for almost … Continue reading

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Paper or Plastic: A Forgotten Question

by Melvin Hassan for SUST 240 Chicago has been working vigorously on a quest to become one of the nation’s “greenest” cities, so an impending ban on plastic bags should probably come as no surprise. With this ambition at hand, this … Continue reading

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Composting Big Time in Beantown: What MA is Doing with Their Leftovers and Other Stories

by Anna McColgan for SUST 240 Massachusetts is a state steeped in history. From sports teams to educational institutions, we pride ourselves largely on our past. Despite this persistent culture of nostalgia, some recent news may be placing Massachusetts closer … Continue reading

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Cutting Back on Pollution (and Jobs) at Coal-Fired Power Plants in Joliet and Romeville

As reported in the Friday 8 Aug 2014 edition of the Joliet Herald-News, NRG Energy company is planning to reducing coal-fired power generation at its Romeoville IL station and convert the coal-fired plant in Joliet over time to natural gas. … Continue reading

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Oakton Community College and RU Offer New Dual Degree Programs

Roosevelt has many good higher education neighbors here in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. One of these schools, Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, has just partnered with Roosevelt to offer a series of new dual degree programs that offer … Continue reading

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