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Sustainability Doings newsletter

Sustainability Doings is the semi-monthly newsletter published by the Alliance.

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Economy, Business, & Money, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Food, Health, Media, Place & Infrastructure, Schools & Learning, Transitions |

Sustainability Doings, 3 February 2015: ‘It ain’t broke?!’

The system IS working?! In the last issue of Sustainability Doings, dated 1/5/15, I blithely asserted: ”The system is broken. Everyone knows that.” But then, bright and early on 1/6/15, Karen Henninger responded: . “I do not agree that the *system* is broken. … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Capitalism, Climate, Collaborative Efforts, Community Rights, Distribution, Energy, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Food, Fossil Fuels, Land Use, People Power, Pipelines, Quality of Life, Resource Extraction, Shale gas, Sustainable Growing, Waste |

Sustainability Doings – 5 January 2015 – “Riddle”

How is capitalism like an elephant? The system is broken. Everyone knows that. But do you know that no one knows what te hell the system is? We may be missing the obvious, like the proverbial elephant in the room, … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Capitalism, Climate, Climate, Community Rights, Cooperatives, Demand Reduction, Distribution, Economic Justice, Energy, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Farmers, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Pipelines, Shale gas, Soil, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Photos of recent crude oil derailments

Most trains reach their destinations safely, of course. Derailments are not common, but— but when a train carrying explosive crude or natural gas does derail and catch fire, the results can be disastrous, as the photos below show. December 2013 … more

Posted in Air, Climate, Community Rights, Distribution, Economic Justice, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Rail, Railroads, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Shale gas, Transportation, Waste, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Sustainability Doings – 20 December 2014 – “Divorcing the System?”

A lot of us are agreed that the system we’re living in is dysfunctional. The question is, “How do we get a divorce from it?” ——————————————————————————————- From the Files of Peter Crownfield. . . Styrofoam Containers & Plastic Bags – … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Distribution, Fossil Fuels, Pipelines, Rail, Shale gas |

Diane Husic: Preparing for Lima – COP20

by Diane Husic, Professor of Biology at Moravian College On December 1st, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change. It has been 25 years … more

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Community Rights, Community Rights, Demand Reduction, Environmental Justice, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Unsustainable Energy |

Sustainability Doings – 29 November 2014 – “You In – or You Out?”

Common question to poker players mulling over whether the hand they were dealt merits the risk of putting some of their hard-earned sheckels in the pot. But “You In — or You Out?” here refers to . . . well, … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Collaborative Efforts, Economic Justice, Environment & Ecosystems, Media, Poverty, Quality of Life, Social Justice, Sustainable Living |

Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Misconduct

Fortunately, most law enforcement officers and justice system officials are honest and try their best to do the right thing — but there are some who do not, some who use their power in ways that compromise people’s rights and harm … more

Posted in Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Justice System, Minority Rights, Social Justice |

PennEast Pipeline – Considerations for Communities

PennEast is a high-volume, high-pressure pipeline designed to transport natural gas from the fracking fields of northern PA through the Lehigh Valley and on to markets in other areas [perhaps overseas]. As with any major construction project, impacts on natural resources … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Agriculture, Air, Community Rights, Conservation, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Habitat, Land Use, Pipelines, Precautionary Principle, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Shale gas, Soil, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Evin Epstein: Don’t discount Karen Dolan’s contributions

Don’t discount Karen Dolan’s political, ecological contributions by Evin Epstein The political entanglements surrounding former Bethlehem City Councilwoman Karen Dolan have for some become a juicy, tempting story to follow. Following the recent release of a Northampton County grand jury … more

Posted in Adaptive Reuse, Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Building Community, Climate, Conservation, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Green Building, Justice System, Land Use, Native Plants, Renewable Energy, Stewardship, Sustainability Education, Water & Watersheds, Women's Rights |