Blog Archives

Calls to Action: Urge Your Rep to Co-Sponsor the Berta Cáceres Act

From Witness for Peace, 3/2/2018: 2 Years Without Justice! Contact your Representative now and urge them to co-sponsor the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, H.R. 1299! Today marks two years since Berta Cáceres, the beloved Lenca Indigenous, feminist, … more

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Acknowledging the original inhabitants of this area

We are located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, an area that is part of what was Lenni-Lenapé territory. The Lenni-Lenape apparently were friendly and accommodating, until the settlers gradually — and often violently, forced them from their territory. We acknowledge the … more

Posted in Canoes and Kayaks, Colonialism, Conservation, Diversity & Heritage, Environmental Health, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Herbal & Natural Remedies, Indigenous People, Land Use, Local Food, Precautionary Principle, Restorative Justice, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Seasonality, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living, Walking, Water & Watersheds, Wild Foods, Wildlife |

Teaching What’s Right: Teaching Columbus in Schools

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed some inaccuracies in information I learned through my grade school career. One fallacy that was widely accepted and taught was the notion that Christopher Columbus discovered America. It was ingrained into our minds all … more

Posted in Colonialism, Education for Sustainability, Indigenous People |

Calls To Action

Posts from organizations calling for action to either support specific sustainability projects and/or to fight against specific threats to sustainability.

Posted in Social Justice, Sustainable Living |

Peter’s blog: ‘Thanksgiving & Colonialism’

Thanksgiving Day seems an appropriate time to post this brief historical note about Colonialism in the United States. I’ll start by mentioning that this is the original territory of the Lenape, now known as the Delaware. Like most parts of … more

Posted in Conservation, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Indigenous People, Pipelines, Privatization, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Water & Watersheds |

Peter’s blog: ‘Cheyenne River Sioux statement on Keystone XL spill’

Note: The figure of 210,000 gallons came from the pipeline operator; I suspect it will prove to be 2 or 3 times the initial figure. EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 18 November 2017 —American Indian tribes have opposed the proposed Keystone … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Climate, Climate, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Fuels, Indigenous People, Pipelines, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Peter’s blog: ‘The nerve of those Russians!’

With all the trash-talking about Russia interfering in the 2016 election, it might be good to remember that most of it is probably just political propaganda—and to remember that the US is continually interfering in elections in other countries. Also … more

Posted in Democracy, Electoral Politics, Going Local vs. Globalization, Social Justice, The World, War & Peace |

Moravian College at COP-23 in Bonn!

Monday, November 6–17 Moravian College is one of a handful of US colleges with official observer status under UNFCCC.Follow their Moravian College at UNFCCC blog for updates & insights into what’s happening at COP-23.

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Conservation, Demand Reduction, Environmental Justice, Renewable Energy, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Unsustainable Energy, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Censorship – by Amazon & Google

I’ve noticed before that certain films do not show up in some searches, especially those about Palestine or critical of the neo-fascists in the government of Ukraine. Even films such as Where Shall the Birds Fly?, which had an astonishing … more

Posted in Corporate Personhood, Democracy, Going Local vs. Globalization, Media, Palestine, People Power v. State Power, Russia, Ukraine |

Peter: ‘Campus Food — look at Toronto’s example’

I think these schools have a way to go, but they’re still doing a lot better than most colleges & universities in the U.S. NOW 2 August 2017   Where to find healthy and local food options at eight Toronto … more

Posted in Campus Sustainability, Education for Sustainability, Food for Health, Local Food, School Food, Students' Rights, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living |