Monthly Archives: January 2012

Student Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference (March 31-April 1)

Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, will host a student-focused conference on sustainable agriculture on March 31 and April 1, 2012. One of the keynote speakers is John Ikerd, a noted author and longtime advocate of sustainable farming; I’ve assigned some … Continue reading

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Snowfall in an Urban Woodland

Last week we finally made the transition from autumn to winter, after weeks of unseasonable warmth that gave us a brown holiday season and made small children throughout the Chicago region wonder if it would ever snow again. When last … Continue reading

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Internship Opportunity at Alliance for a Greener South Loop

Looking for a cool sustainability-themed internship opportunity here in downtown Chicago? Want to hone your research and writing skills in a professional context, while furthering the progressive goals of a local environmental organization? The Alliance for a Greener South Loop … Continue reading

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New Book on the Chicago River’s Reversal

The reversal of the Chicago River — one of the great engineering projects of the late 19th century — impacted both the watersheds of the Chicago Region as well as the economy of the city and its suburbs. While that … Continue reading

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Heather Diedrich Is First Sustainability Studies Graduate

After less than two years as a formal degree program, I’m pleased to announce that our first Sustainability Studies graduate walked across the stage at Roosevelt’s storied Auditorium Theater on Dec. 16th, 2011. Congratulations to my former student and advisee, … Continue reading

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