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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 , , , , , ,

One More in the Long History of Lies by U.S. Leaders

On Sunday, the London Review of Books published a new account of the killing of Osama Bin Laden by Seymour Hersh. His article shows that the story told by the Obama Administration is total fiction.  Hersh says it was nothing … more

Posted in Militarism, The World, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace |

Buy Local Challenge

Are you up for a challenge?? Take a pledge to buy local , buy fresh! Individuals – pledge to eat at least one food item from a local farm at least once a week from April-October. Food establishments – pledge … more

Posted in Going Local, Local Businesses, Local Food |

Sustainability Doings: April 8, 2015 – “Dissidents, we?”

Maybe we are. Don’t we actively challenge established doctrines, policies, and institutions? Some of us might like to call ourselves the more positive-sounding “civil society advocates” — which seems to be a label popping up at the Summit of the Americas … more

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Synthetic Turf update

Because synthetic turf has been identified as a serious health concern that’s present at almost every school, college, and university in the Lehigh Valley, we’ve added some additional material. If you have questions or want more information, email us at turf@sustainlv.org. Synthetic … more

Posted in Air, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Landscaping, Soil, Students' Rights, Sustainabilty & Health, Synthetic Turf, Water & Watersheds |

2 More Oil Train Derailments

Two trains carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire this week: one in rural Ontario on the 14th, and one in Fayette County WV on Monday the 16th. The Ontario fires were still burning on Monday. Each tank car carries … more

Posted in Climate, Energy, Environmental Health, Fossil Fuels, Rail, Resource Extraction, Shale gas, Soil, Water & Watersheds |

Anti-fracking activists targeted in PA!’

Remember a couple of years ago, when the state was compiling ‘intelligence’ about anti-fracking activists and environmentalists and then sharing it with the industry and using it to intimidate those opposed to fracking? Not much has changed, as a February 2 … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Civil Liberties, Distribution, Fossil Fuels, Pipelines, Resource Extraction, Shale gas, Students' Rights, Unsustainable Energy, Workers' Rights |

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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 v. State Power, Pipelines, Quality of Life, Resource Extraction, Shale gas, Sustainable Growing, Waste |