Blog Archives

Peter: COP-21 News Recap

If you’ve been following the Moravian College at the UNFCCC blog, you know by now that a historic agreement was finally reached in Paris this Saturday.  It is historic in that 180 nations made pledges to take steps to reduce … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Community Rights, Demand Reduction, Economic Justice, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Habitat, Human Rights, Quality of Life, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, Violence Against Women, Waste, Wildlife |

Sustainability Doings: November 27, 2015 – “Best/Worst of Times?”

A time to celebrate. A time to mourn. President Obama announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline on November 6. Calls to celebrate the victory are in from 350.org; Sierra Club; CREDO Action; Berks Gas Truth; NRDC; and others. … more

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Peter’s blog: ‘Thanksgiving’

At its best, Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday—a chance to reflect and appreciate life. Unfortunately, it is often dedicated to watching football, arguing politics, and consuming vast quantities of food—and, in the process, celebrating the myth of the ‘first thanksgiving’. … more

Posted in Arts & Culture, Capitalism, Collaborative Efforts, Diversity & Heritage, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Industrial Food Production, Minority Rights, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, The Americas |

Peter’s blog: ‘Facts & Fiction’

I saw my copy of A People’s History of the United States the other day, and it reminded me that many of the ‘facts’ we learn in school or read in the media turn out to be false—news & ‘history’ … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Community Rights, Democracy, Economic Justice, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Immigrants' Rights, Justice System, Militarism, Minority Rights, People Power v. State Power, Quality of Life, Social Justice, Workers' Rights |

Peter’s blog: Freedom under attack — CitizenFour

CitizenFour, the acclaimed documentary about Edward Snowden, is widely available. Maybe we need to remind ourselves that the Snowden’s disclosures may have faded into the background, but the U.S. government’s all-out assault on democracy & freedom continues today, and the ongoing … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Arts & Culture, Civil Liberties, Democracy, People Power v. State Power, Terrorism, War & Peace |

Nancy Walters: ‘Food Recovery and Respect’

On September 24, the LV Food Policy Council had its launch with an inaugural meeting in Allentown.  The organizational structure was presented and committees were set up to address food security and thriving food systems, as well as the structure … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Agriculture, Collaborative Efforts, Composting, Economic Justice, Farmers, Food Distribution, Going Local vs. Globalization, Local Food, Poverty, Sustainable Growing, Waste |

Synthetic Turf Update – More reasons for concern!

Since we first raised concerns last winter, new reports have confirmed the presence of multiple carcinogens in crumb rubber infill — and that annual costs for artificial turf are much higher than for natural turf. Carcinogens — A June 2015 Yale … more

Posted in 'Green' Building, Air, Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Land Use, Landscaping, Schools & Learning, Synthetic Turf, Water & Watersheds |

Peter’s blog

Thoughts and observations by Peter Crownfield, one of the founding members of the Alliance.

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Economy, Business, & Money, Health, Place & Infrastructure, Precautionary Principle, Systemic Approaches, Transportation |

Peter Crownfield: ‘Time for Regeneration!’

I think the author of this essay has done a good job of setting out some of the many reasons why we need to promote regenerative organic agriculture and eliminate the destructive practices and products of the industrialized food system—including disruption … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Agriculture, Air, Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Community Gardening, Cooperatives, CSA - Community Supported Ag, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Home Food Gardening, Indigenous People, Industrial Food Production, Local Food, Resilience, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Soil, Stewardship, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living, Waste, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘Bonding with the Land’

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land”, said Aldo Leopold in his classic A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River (1966: 189). But land is not just the land. At least not according … more

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