Author Archives: Martin

BCWG: Progressive Publication Project

BCWG is trying out the printing of a progressive publication as a tool for building a “popular front” and for mobilizing communities. Ah, the power of the printed word! There’s something empowering about holding in one’s hands a work of … more

What Listings Provide

Organizations and businesses listed in the Directory are, in their work, supporting or promoting some aspects of community sustainability. Each listing provides, if available: Contact information: contact person, email website address phone number Description of the organization: up to 100 … more


12-5-17 Council Meeting: Proposed House Rental Ordinance Excerpts from a letter by Martin Romeril being circulated by Bethlehem Homeowners Association: I am trying to get a resident or two from each of the city’s eighteen residential neighborhoods to come speak … more


This website is for people, communities, and organizations trying to figure out: WHY the world is in the mess it’s in: global, holistic, historical perspectives WHAT we want – in all its holistic complexity – laid out in three sections: … more

Posted in Rethinking…, Systemic Approaches |

TU: MAREA programs

MAREA  Monthly Meetings, the More the Merrier! Free and Open to the Public – Last Tuesday of the month. Held at TEK Park Meeting,  9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031-9300 – Follow MAREA signs for parking. Parking rules are strictly enforced.  [Directions] Presentations, Q&A, and … more

Dan Poresky: “Wanted: People hot over climate change”

I’ve got an out-of-the-box idea for how to mobilize public opinion to force congress to get serious about climate change. I’m looking for a few collaborators to develop the idea and then, working together (with the same or new people), … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Boycotts, Climate, Energy, Media, Political Economy, Sustainability & Business |

Dance Workshop Series from Valley Contra Dance

Special Spring 2017 Dance Workshop Series On Three Saturdays (Whether you come with or without a partner, bring shoes to dance in.) 3/25/17, 4-6pm: Hambo Workshop with Sarah Gowan and Bill Quern Learn to do this traditional Swedish dance from a … more

Bruce Wilson: ‘Thoughts on the election & . . .

. . . on leading the public into emergency mode: a new strategy for the climate movement.’ It has been hard to voice what is going on inside my head since the election. To just do my job at work … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Community – Empowerment |

Suzie Hall Rosse: ‘Standing Rock Protector statements’

Suzie Hall Rosse, posted in Lehigh Valley Activism Network on November 27, 2016: Today I saw a video of some representatives of the many tribes taking part in Standing Rock Water Protection. The day before yesterday, Friday, a letter was … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Community Rights, Environment & Ecosystems, Human Rights, Indigenous People, People Power v. State Power, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, The Americas |

fyi: No to auctioning off public lands for their fossil fuels

From Friends of the Earth, 9/8/16: In the last year, President Obama has auctioned off tens of thousands of acres of public lands and waters to Fossil Fuel Empires. On September 20th, he’s planning to auction off more than 4,000 … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Fossil Fuels, Lobbying | Tagged , , ,