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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 |

Peter Crownfield: ‘Targeting Anti-Fracking Activists 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 |

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 |

Health Concerns with Artificial Turf [updated]

This post is prompted by an article in the Express-Times reporting that the Bethlehem Area School District is considering replacement of the artificial turf at Liberty HS and is also considering future installations at Freedom HS & Nitschmann MS.1 Other … more

Posted in Air, Asthma, Buildings, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Precautionary Principle, Schools & Learning, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Living, Water & Watersheds |

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 |

fyi: ‘In Memory of Jerry Brunetti’

We’re posting this sad news received from Brian Snyder, Executive Director of PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) about the death of Jerry Brunetti. Some of you may have attended one or more of Jerry’s presentations in the Lehigh Valley … more

Posted in Honoring Lives |

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 |

Peter Crownfield: ‘Styrofoam Containers & Plastic Bags’

People in the U.S. and around the world use billions of plastic containers, utensils, & bags every year. Do we really need these ‘conveniences’? The processes of manufacturing styrene & styrene foam releases thousands of tons of ozone into the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Sustainability & Business, Waste |

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 |