• January 4, 2012
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    SETF Fights Gun Range

    The Southeast Environmental Task Force will be opposing the proposed gun range that the City of Chicago plans to build at 134th and Jeffery Avenue in Hegewisch. The range will border Whitford and O’Brien Marsh ponds, which are important […]

  • December 19, 2011
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    SETF Interviewed on the Mike Nowak Radio Show

    Tom Shepherd and I were interviewed Sunday morning about the Millennium Reserve on radio WCPT’s Mike Nowak Show.  To hear our conversation, go here: http://www.mikenowak.net/podcasts/?p=episode&name=2011-12-18_20111218_20111218_salazar_shepherd.mp3

  • December 6, 2011
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    SETF Presents: The Last Mountain

    Join us this Sunday for a viewing of “The Last Mountain” documentary.  Depicting Appalachia’s struggle against mountaintop removal mining, this film is both informative and thought provoking.  Robert Kennedy Jr. contributes his insight about the mining industry and the future of […]

  • November 30, 2011
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    Jingle Bell Recyclables

    Scissors snipping, scraps flying and creative juices flowing, so went our ever popular “Holiday Crafting With Recyclables” workshop.  This year’s project included made over Altoid tins, Olde English Crackers, Christmas Card pendants, and Glittered Snowflake Ornaments.  NO project is too […]

  • November 30, 2011
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    Southeast Side Rallies Against More Dirty Industry

    On Saturday, November 19th, members of the Southeastside Environmental Justice Alliance rallied with residents and consumers against the proposed Coal Gasification Plant. The plant, which will cost 3 billion dollars plus to construct, will chemically process coal and pet […]

  • November 29, 2011
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    Our Last Tour of the Season

    It was the last tour of the season, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect fall day. Our tour focused on energy production in the Calumet Region for as far back as the 1800’s, when Standard Oil located it’s kerosene […]

  • November 22, 2011
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    Youth Group from Faith in Place Tours Southeast Chicago with SETF

    Katy Regalado, a youth leader with Faith in place along with fourteen students ages 8-13 were given a Toxic to Treasures tour of the Southeast side by SETF. Member Tom Shepherd along with our Noyce Scholarship Intern, Beatriz Diaz, […]

  • November 22, 2011
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    TREES R BEAUTIFUL RECEIVE VOLUNTEER AWARD FROM FRIENDS OF THE PARKS

    About ten years ago, South Chicago resident Karen Roothaan founded Trees R Beautiful in her economically and ecologically distressed neighborhood. Karen, a self-described environmental activist who teaches math to pay the bills, had successfully co-founded an award winning community […]

  • November 2, 2011
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    Final Toxic Tour of the Season

    Our final Toxic Tour of the season is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2011, the theme of which is Energy Production in the Calumet Region. If you ever wondered where the energy comes from when you flick on a […]

  • October 5, 2011
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    Busy, Busy, Busy…

    Its been a very busy couple of weeks for SETF. We started things off by co-hosting the Environmental Justice forum at the Zone on Sept. 21st. The Environmental Justice forum was born from the collaboration of SETF, the Sierra […]

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