Author Archives: sustain

Anna Maria Caldara: ‘Protecting Children From Smart Boards’

From Anna Maria Caldara, Bangor PA, April 18, 2014: Are parents of toddlers aware that their children’s pre-school may contain a Smart Board? Installed as the latest learning tool, teachers probably do not realize that Smart Boards emit DNA-damaging radiation. … more

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We’re All In This Together

Why cooperation and service create more sustainable prosperity than competition and profit Having lived the harrowing tale of a fallen industrial giant, Bethlehem should know better than anywhere that the current “system” doesn’t work, economically or environmentally. Bethlehem Steel is … more

Posted in Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Cooperatives, Going Local, Local Businesses |

At a Crossroads

The Lehigh Valley, like so many other regions, is at a crossroads. In choosing which path to take in regional planning, our choice is between business-as-usual, 20th century approaches, a path often characterized as “New Jersification”, and an alternative path … more

Posted in Land Use, Place & Infrastructure, Transportation |

It’s Symbiosis, Stupid

We, the people, get it. Why not our “Leaders”? We are just back from the February DC rally—Forward on Climate—attended with 40,000+ of our friends and neighbors. Marching past the White House. Past the fence where, several days before, 350.org’s … more

Posted in Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment |

Environmental Sustainability vs. Human Rights

“Progress towards a sustainable world runs head-on into a slew of human rights issues.” We can all agree that we need, rather quickly, to achieve a sustainable environment. The alternative is too horrible to contemplate. But this raises a lot … more

Posted in Civil Liberties, Climate, Death Penalty, Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Social Justice, Stewardship |

Is Sustainable Urban Living a Viable Outcome of Our Current Political System?

“Without systemic change, sustainable communities are not possible.” This is the opening statement from a whitepaper by Ben Price, Projects Director for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). He is speaking here of our political system and goes on … more

Posted in Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Place & Infrastructure, Systemic Approaches, Transportation |

How Will We Shape Sandy’s Legacy?

To those who endured and watched as the storm passed along the East Coast of the United States, the story of Hurricane Sandy is one of heartache and devastation. To those who follow weather, the storm is a phenomenal meteorological … more

Posted in Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Re-skilling, Resilience |

Moravian College at the United Nations Climate Negotiations

In 2009, Moravian College became one of a handful of small liberal arts colleges accredited to participate in the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference as civil society observers. The convention is a treaty that emerged … more

Posted in Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Justice |

The End of an Age

What does the end of the Industrial Age(s) mean for the average person? There was a time long ago when our great-grandfather’s great-grandfather was there when they invented steam power! Back when people started going to town to work in … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Economy, Business, & Money, Rethinking…, Sustainability & Business, Sustainable Living |

Sustainability and the Rights of Future Generations

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all individuals are entitled, often held to include the right to life, liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law. These rights are universally accepted, as is … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Community Rights, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Precautionary Principle, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Sustainability Education |