• December 13, 2012
    Winter Walk 2012

      December 1, 2012 we took a winter walk along William H. Powers Lake, formerly known as Wolf Lake.  We met at a central location and walked to different interesting points along the lake. Some of the attractions were […]

  • December 3, 2012
    Hard to Believe It’s December 2nd

    Perhaps Sunday wasn’t unseasonably warm after all, but rather what the weather has in store for us from now on.  Who would have thought it was December 2nd the way the thermometer was  climbing into the lower 60’s.  That […]

  • November 21, 2012
    Touring Our Dumps

    It never seizes to amaze people how many landfills there are on the Southside of Chicago or that most of our city’s landfills were located here.  On November 2nd, Suhail Barot’s Sustainabilities Studies class joined SETF for a tour […]

  • November 15, 2012
    Snowy Winter Walk

    We’re hoping for snow for our Winter Walk.  There’s nothing like freshly fallen snow to add to the excitement of being outdoors in the winter weather.  This year our annual Winter Walk will be led by our intern Tiffany […]

  • November 15, 2012
    Climate Change: The Earth Calls to Us

    Though the the temperature was pleasant last Sunday, the day was grey and drab, perfect for an indoor event.  Richard Treptow, our speaker on Climate Change, arrived early to make introductions and chat.  Living in Richton Park, he came […]

  • November 9, 2012
    Web Extra: Birds in Ancient Egypt | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

    Rozenn LeSuer, wife of our President Bob LeSuer, has been involved in a fascinating exhibit at the University of Chicago.  To find out more, click on the lick below. Web Extra: Birds in Ancient Egypt | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

  • October 30, 2012
    By Popular Request

    SETF had T-shirts printed commemorating our successful campaign to stop the Chicago Police Department from building an outdoor firing range adjacent to the Whitford and O’Brien Ponds.  The design was a collaborative effort with original art work taken from a […]

  • October 24, 2012
    Climate Change Disbelievers

    Frontline documentary on those reversing the belief in Climate Change.  Watch in preparation for our presentation on November 11th. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

  • October 18, 2012
    Fracking Coming to Southern Illinois

    It is important to be aware of what is going on in our city, our state and our country.  Hydrofracturing or “fracking” as its known, is coming to Southern Illinois amid much controversy.  If you don’t know the issue, […]

  • October 17, 2012

    From today’s NWI Times Lower lake levels could hurt region, industry Climate change is expected to drop water levels in the Great Lakes, affecting industry and the region. Levels could drop anywhere from a few inches to several feet […]