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Build a Just, Sustainable and Participatory Society

Build a Just, Sustainable and Participatory Society

Today, the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis urges us to “make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.” On this note, Friday I had the great fortune to hear celebrated civil rights leader Rev. Dr. William...

Openland’s Ode to Trees

Openland’s Ode to Trees

Yesterday’s jam-packed Openlands luncheon was an ode to trees. Trees provide shade and cool our communities, conserve energy, remove air pollution, capture rain water and reduce flooding, sequester carbon and combat climate change, provide food, and heal people....

Climate Solutions: A wide web of change agents and wishlist for science

Climate Solutions: A wide web of change agents and wishlist for science

**PowerPoint & notes from my 10/24/17 UIC seminar   Great to be here. Today the tables are turned. I’m usually in your seat learning from scientists. I plan to share some of the projects I'm involved with, and how I see science implemented on the institutional side.  ...

Sowing Seeds of Change for 25 Years

Sowing Seeds of Change for 25 Years

As You Sow is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. This powerhouse team is effectively creating positive, durable change by empowering shareholders and engaging companies to adopt strong social and sustainable policies.

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Stunning Living Laboratory at UD

Stunning Living Laboratory at UD

Wonderful to see sustainability students raising the green roof at the University of Dayton!  This Daily Dayton News article highlights the project. . . . New rooftop garden ‘a stunning living laboratory’: Project continues UD’s focus on sustainability By Pamela...

Holding Polluters and the Trump Administration Responsible

Holding Polluters and the Trump Administration Responsible

After attending several climate conferences this past month, I'm encouraged by plentiful reminders that good things are happening despite the relentless rollback of environmental protections. Two promising developments worth keeping an eye on:   Climate Lawsuits...

Go Green Illinois Highlights Brighter Future

Go Green Illinois Highlights Brighter Future

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress continue to rollback environmental protections and ignore climate impacts, keep in mind Illinois, Chicago and local communities are leading our clean energy future. Tuesday’s uplifting Go Green Illinois meeting...

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