Author Archives: Martin

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘Bonding With the Beauty of the Here and Now’

A major component of the Transition Movement’s approach to bringing us away “from oil dependency to local resilience” is through “the heart”, the title of Part Two of the Transition Handbook. How do we get an emotional buy-in to the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship |

Sustainability Doings: June 22, 2015 – “Doing Democracy”

Democracy: Easier Said Than Done Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate Change, while wonderfully thoughtful, insightful, and useful-information packed book, is weak in several areas one of which is the pivotal one of engaging, empowering, and enabling people, … more

Posted in Collaborative Efforts, Community – Empowerment, Community Rights, Community Rights, Democracy, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, GMOs - GE foods, People Power v. State Power, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth | Tagged , , , , , ,

Pam Ruch: Nature Journaling Workshops

Workshops offered by Pam Ruch: Introduction to Nature Journaling: Saving the Earth one page at a time – adults In this 45 minute to one-hour presentation I show how to put together a basic “Nature Journaling Kit.” More importantly, I … more

Networking Collaboratives

Networking Collaboratives are collaborative organizational structures that can engage, empower, and enable people, communities, and movement organizations to take action, especially if they work synergistically with the other collaborative organizational structures. Networking Collaboratives have the least formalized structures of any of the … more

Impact Hubs

Impact Hubs have the potential to be collaborative organizational structures that can engage, empower, and enable people, communities, and movement organizations to take action, especially if it works synergistically with the other collaborative organizational structures. Under construction.

Committee of 100 – Green Shadow Government

The Committee of 100 / Green Shadow Government is one of the collaborative organizational structures that can engage, empower, and enable people, communities, and movement organizations to take action, especially if it works synergistically with the other collaborative organizational structures. Under construction.

Community Bills of Rights

Seen as community-building and community-run efforts, community bills of rights efforts are collaborative organizational structures that can engage, empower, and enable people, communities, and movement organizations to take action, especially if it works synergistically with the other collaborative organizational structures. The strategy … more

The Alliance

The Alliance itself is one of the collaborative organizational structures that can engage, empower, and enable people, communities, and movement organizations to take action, especially if it works synergistically with the other collaborative organizational structures. The purpose of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh … more

Collaborative Efforts

The organizations and individuals who formed the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley in 2003 thought it necessary to unite people and organizations in addressing the urgencies of our times, such uniting enabling them to establish community priorities and to develop … more

BHCWA Resolution Opposing Transmission of Fracked Gas

Resolution of the Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association (BHCWA) re: Natural Gas Pipelines, Compressor Station Expansions, and Other Infrastructural Support for Transmission of Natural Gas Derived by the Hydrofracturing of Marcellus Shale & Other Such Formations. Whereas BHCWA in its resolution adopted … more