On July 21, the Institute of Environmental Sustainability’s Searle Biodiesel Lab was honored along with four other Chicagoland organizations by the Environmental Protection Agency. The five were among 21 recognized nationwide with the 2015 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award.
Assistant professor Reuben Keller, PhD, is an expert on invasive species, and he’s taking a new approach to try to solve an age-old problem. “You’ve got to go beyond ecology,” Keller says. “I learned that pretty quickly.”
“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods,” the statement says. “It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.”
Ready for some farm fresh fruits and vegetables? June means Farmers Market season has begun and we've got some new vendors. Be sure to check out Farmer Nick's stand—you'll find pasture raised, hormone and antibiotic-free pork, beef, chicken and eggs and don't forget to hit up Bridgeport's very own Pleasant House Bakery for your local grains and pastries. Plus-- many more every Monday.
IES is pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for next year's Climate Change Conference: Naomi Klein. Klein's presentation "Ecological Economics: The Impacts of Capitalism, Free trade, and NAFTA on the Acceleration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change," will kick off our third annual Climate Change Conference on March 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Mundelein Auditorium.