Category Archives: Ethics

Zero Percent: A Great Solution for “Wasted” Food to Hungry People

by Lindsey Sharp for SUST 240 During the final year of his PhD studies, Rajesh Karmani discovered something unsettling. A native of Pakistan, Karmani was no stranger to food issues and starvation, but as a student in the more affluent Midwestern … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Ethics, Food, Social Justice, Students, Sustainability, Waste | Tagged

RU Fossil Free

There is a powerful student movement afoot here at RU to persuade the university’s administration to get out front on energy and climate change policy matters by divesting of its investments in fossil fuels. Check out the online petition here. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Energy, Ethics, News, Roosevelt, Social Justice, Students

Visiting the Shack: Aldo Leopold, Ethics, and Sustainability

This website and blog, Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future, started in the spring of 2011 as a class project in the inaugural SUST 210 The Sustainable Future course at RU’s Schaumburg Campus. But its philosophical roots go back many decades, to the … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Ethics, Literature, Restoration

Acclaimed Author and Environmental Activist at JJC on May 9th

Sandra Steingraber, one of today’s most talented and influential environmental writers, will give a public lecture and book signing at Joliet Junior College on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, at 6pm. This free event (register here) is an extraordinary opportunity to … Continue reading

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Living Downstream: Documentary Film Screening Tonight at RU

In anticipation of Earth Day, Roosevelt University will host a screening tonight (Friday, April 20th) of the acclaimed environmental documentary feature film, Living Downstream, which features the life and work of writer, ecologist, and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber. As explained … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Ethics, Events, Pollution, Roosevelt, Social Justice

Celebrating Earth Day (April 22nd)

By Hannah Haynes for SUST 210 online What does Earth Day mean to you? To most of the population, unfortunately, it means nothing. Yet on April 22nd, 2012, we have the opportunity to give back to our beautiful, forgiving Earth. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Ethics, Sustainability

Film Screening on Fri 2/24: The Interrupters

This coming Friday, Feb. 24th, RU’s Schaumburg Campus will host a film screening and discussion at 5:30pm of The Interrupters, a critically-lauded story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who now protect their communities from the violence that they once employed. … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Events, People, Schaumburg Campus, Social Justice