Category Archives: Water

Mitigating Flood Damage in the Water-soaked City of Des Plaines, IL

by Sophiya Soltys for SUST 210 The city of Des Plaines, Illinois, was named after the Des Plaines River, but little was known about what the namesake would imply. As of 2007, Des Plaines experienced 15 major floods in 60 years. … Continue reading

Posted in Communities, Des Plaines, News, Planning, Students, Sustainability, Water

Sharing is Caring: An Ode to Sustaining Our Freshwater Resources

by Lacy Reyna for SUST 240 Freshwater is a key component to life on Earth. Why is it, then, that many individuals continue to use (and waste) this precious resource without any care or thought behind such mindless consumption? Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Flood Water Mitigation For Park Ridge IL

by Oskar Bednarek for SUST 210 Residents in the Chicago suburbs of Niles and Park Ridge have to contend with super storms and flood waters on what seems like a yearly basis. The flood of 2013 was unprecedented in magnitude, … 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

Posted in Business, Economics, Energy, Joliet, News, Pollution, Waste, Water

RU Installs Drip Irrigation System for Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

by Mary Beth Radeck The Environmental Sustainability team at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus teamed up in late June to install the first-ever drip irrigation into the community garden, now in it third growing season in 2014. Previously, water barrels were … Continue reading

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Asian Carp Continue to Threaten Great Lakes Ecosystem

by Jim Lockefeer for SUST 210 It appears that the invasive fish known as Asian carp are making their way to Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. According to an article posted on the Daily Herald’s website on November … Continue reading

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Sustainability Initiatives in Crystal Lake, IL

By Mary Rasic for SUST 210 online I live about 50 miles northwest of the Loop, in Crystal Lake, IL.  Honestly, six years ago, I was resistant to move here, as I perceived it to be too far from sweet … Continue reading

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