Category Archives: Climate Change

RU Wins State of IL Grant to Conserve Energy and Save Money

Roosevelt University was awarded a grant in April 2015 that was applied toward upgrading the energy efficiency  lighting systems for its National Historic Landmark Auditorium Building at the Chicago Campus as well as for the entire Schaumburg Campus facility. The grant was … Continue reading

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Illinois’ New Clean Energy Bill

by Jim Lockafeer for SUST 240 Clean energy is very important when it comes to lessening our impact on the planet. It can generally be defined as an extremely wide variety of technologies and techniques that help to conserve and create … Continue reading

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Energy-Efficiency Is Lighting The Way in Schaumburg (and Beyond)

by Susan Sandoval for SUST 210 All across our country, cities are switching to LED lighting and it isn’t any different in the suburbs of Illinois. According to Russell Lissau’s article posted on the Daily Herald’s website on Nov. 13th, Mundelein … Continue reading

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Big Energy Savings in Cook County

by Clare Savisky for SUST 210 The City of Chicago has slowly transitioned into a greener city. The third most populous city in the US, Chicago is a large metropolitan area filled with millions of people, thousands of buildings, and many … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Climate Action Plan

By Cinthya Campos for SUST 210* Dramatic climate alterations have been observed lately in the city of Chicago. If action is not forthcoming quickly, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could increase as much as 35% by 2050 in Chicago as well … Continue reading

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An Earth Day Plea: Climate Change Needs More Attention

By Lonette Sims for SUST 210 online The Chicago area and surrounding suburbs experienced one of the warmest winter seasons on record. There was hardly any snow cover in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.  Most people living here did not … Continue reading

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