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Communities of the Sustainability Commons

A variety of work groups & communities have formed in the Sustainability Commons, including a few private groups. Following is a list of active Sustainability Commons communities; to learn more about a community, contact the moderator or a commons administrator. [If you are already part of the Sustainability Commons, just log in and go to the community and click the Join button.]

* Commons Central * – A community for all members to share ideas and discuss the Sustainability Commons itself. Contact: Commons Admin Team

Affordable Housing – This community is to facilitate the formation and functioning of a communications, arts, and media networking collaborative to more effectively harness the efforts of individuals and organizations. Contact: Diane Elliott

Beyond Capitalism Working Group – We started with, Gar Alperowitz’s America Beyond Capitalism and have been discussing aspects of political economy, contrasting the dysfunctionality of our current system with possible sustainable alternatives, as well as ways to get there.   Contact: Fara Farbod

Climate & Sustainability in Schools – Planning and assisting with ways to encourage & facilitate more comprehensive teaching of these topics in K12 schools. Contact: Peter Crownfield

Climate Action – A workspace for sharing concerns, approaches, and event info, and for developing more comprehensive and integrated strategies to deal with the climate crisis.   Contact: Peter Crownfield

Community Planning for Resilience & Sustainability (including climate action planning) –  Contact: Peter Crownfield

Food Policy Council – Discussing ideas & action related to food, health, farming, the local economy, and community-driven policy creation.   Contact: Joyce Marin

Impact Hub Lehigh Valley – A place where we can collaborate and explore the possibility for creating an Impact Hub in the Lehigh Valley.

Law Enforcement & the Justice System – Examining the current system, the many dysfunctional elements that work against justice & human rights, and possibilities for change. Contact: Peter Crownfield

SouthSide Bethlehem – A community for discussion and action to promote a stronger SouthSide — based on building community, just ‘economic development’.   Contact: Kim Carrell-Smith or Peter Crownfield

Stonehedge Permaculture Hub – sharing resources and co-creating a vision of Stonehedge as a regional permaculture learning center.  Contact: Tom Moroz

Sustainable Lehigh Valley | directory –  A workspace for the team preparing the 2016 edition of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet. Contact: Directory Team

Transitions Lehigh Valley – This community is a way for people involved in local Transition initiatives and in the work of the Transitions Lehigh Valley hub to plan, coordinate and communicate about their different projects and activities.   Contact: Transitions Group

Urban Ecology –  considering both the built environment & the natural environment, including all plants and animals — including humans—to help develop cities that are healthier places for life. [also see Community Planning for Resilience & Sustainability] Contact: Peter Crownfield

User Help and Resources (Contact: Commons Admin Team)


[updated January 2018]