• September 7, 2015
    Join Us For Our Annual Fall Fundraiser

    Please bring your family, friends and appetite for food, fun, and games to our Annual Fall Fundraiser!   Celebrate the end of summer with a fun filled picnic on the banks of Wolf Lake.  Join SETF for an afternoon of […]

  • July 3, 2015
    Lawmakers Want Feds To Do Petcoke Impact Study

    Peggy Salazar, Director of the SETF showing the Petcoke dust collecting on the homes in the Wolf Park neighborhood.   Link to article: Lawmakers Want Feds To Do Petcoke Impact Study

  • June 22, 2015
    Highly anticipated Cal-Sag Trail Connects Southland to Waterways

    Officials unveiled the first half of a long-awaited trail that will connect Southland communities seeking recreation along the Cal-Sag Channel. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) joined federal, state and local officials to open the west […]

  • June 2, 2015
    Inside the War on Coal

    The Southeast Environmental Task Force joined the Sierra Club in their Beyond Coal campaign. Guest story via Politico: How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think. By Michael […]

  • May 30, 2015
    Pope Francis: Causing Climate Change Is a “Sin”

    Guest commentary:       by TomP I hope this has an impact on people.  Pope Francis recently spoke about climate change.  Yes, it’s real: Pope Francis made the religious case for tackling climate change on Wednesday, calling on […]

  • May 29, 2015
    The United States Government Leads in Crimes Against the Planet:

    Guest Editorial: The United States Government Leads in Crimes Against the Planet: Obama Approves 30 Million Acres for Drilling World Can’t Wait, Bay Area | May 29, 2015 “For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, […]

  • May 16, 2015
    Life in the 10th Ward:

    Guest blogger: John Vukmirovich Still waiting for a plan   Sun-Times Library   I recently sold my family’s modest Cape Cod on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side, the 10th Ward. My father, a Navy veteran of World War II who […]

  • May 15, 2015
    Big Marsh Park Developments

    Big Marsh Park Will Allow Outdoor Adventures Without the Long Getaway Drive   By Justin Breen | May 15, 2015 5:24am @dnainfo_breen   SOUTH DEERING — The transformation of a former 278-acre industrial site on the Southeast Side into […]

  • May 12, 2015
    SETF Summer Tours of Chicago’s South Side

    Chicago’s first sustainability BA program From: Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University SETF Summer Tours of Chicago’s South Side Posted onMay 12, 2015 by rusust This summer, the Southeast Environmental Task Force is offering several public tours of the environmental sites […]

  • May 7, 2015
    Taking Flight:

    Taking Flight: Birding Hot Spots in Millennium Reserve Walter Marcisz walks quietly through Indian Ridge Marsh at 122nd Street and Torrence Avenue in Chicago. Suddenly, he stops and puts down a small, portable telescope through which he sees a striking […]