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April, by Sarah Mantz

In 1994, this poem by Sarah Mantz, then a sophomore at Salisbury High School, was selected as a winner in an Earth Day writing contest sponsored by the Lehigh County Office of Solid Waste Management. (Her winning poem was also … more

Posted in Air, Arts & Culture, Climate, Conservation, Habitat, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Waste, Water & Watersheds |

Voices of the Valley: ‘What’s YOUR vision for a sustainable Valley!?’

Envision Lehigh Valley is making a public outreach to engage the citizens of Northampton and Lehigh Counties and create a plan for a sustainable Lehigh Valley.  This work is a part of a federally-funded three year Sustainable Communities Planning Grant … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Asthma, Bicycling, Childhood obesity, Climate, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Fair Trade, Food, Food for Health, Going Local, Green Building, Human Rights, Industrial Food Production, Justice System, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Permaculture, Precautionary Principle, Public Transit, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, Sustainable Growing, Transportation, Unsustainable Transportation, Walking |

FYI: Corbett Cancels School Visit to Escape Student Protest

Corbett canceled a visit to a Philly school when he learned that there would be a student protest over his education cuts.  The story made regional print & TV news and even went a href=”http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/17-7″national, with many outlets reprinting the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Privatization, Schools & Learning |

Boksenbaum: ‘Climate-System Crisis: Taking Action’

Isn’t it time us folks in the sustainability movement here in the Lehigh Valley were getting our heads — and our act — together on bringing about the needed actions to address the Climate-System Crisis head on? You are hereby invited … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Democracy, Economy, Business, & Money, Environment & Ecosystems, Rethinking… | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Boksenbaum: ‘Knock, knock!’

Who’s that knocking at my door on January 4, 2014, this day of perihelion 2014? Whipping around the Sun so fast on this old Earth of ours it should knock our socks off. 67,800 mph, about. But it doesn’t knock … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Community – Empowerment, Rethinking… |

FYI: Tom Ulrich re: ‘Economic & Political Inequality’

From Tom Ulrich, 12/7/13: We the People Monthly Progressive Update – December 2013 Economic and political inequality still a big problem in the United States! Information to use and share! “The Facts Are in: Austerity Politics Doesn’t Work” – HERE! … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Economy, Business, & Money |

FYI: Climate Crisis Updates

A few recent articles that may help to bring global warming & the climate crisis home: Bigger Than That: (The Difficulty of) Looking at Climate Change, by Rebecca Solnit | Truthout Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction | … more

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Conservation, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Unsustainable Energy, Wildlife |

FYI: F**cking Pennsylvania

The headline actually refers to Fracking, which is obscene in more ways than the other F-word.  Here are a few updates on the quantities of radioactive materials being released into our environment, a look at the corruption created by fracking … more

Posted in Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Energy, Environmental Health, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Habitat, Pipelines, Precautionary Principle, Renewable Energy, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Shale gas, Water & Watersheds |

Engagement: ‘You may be asked to participate in ecotherapy project’

How do organizations engage people in sustainability? A research project seeking to understand how organizations engage people in environmental and social sustainability efforts is about to get underway in the Lehigh Valley and your participation is requested Dear Sustainability Community, … more

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

FYI: ‘Stuff, Wealth, and the End of Democracy’

An economy based on expansion and consumerism is destructive to humanity and the planet’s environmental health, and the greed that drives globalization and capitalism is also driving the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, yet another ‘free trade agreement’ that has a little … more

Posted in Building Community, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Economic Justice, Law & Legislation, Minority Rights, Poverty, Precautionary Principle, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Slavery, Sustainability & Business, Workers' Rights |