Blog Archives

Peter Crownfield: ‘Fact or 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 Crownfield: ‘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, 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 Air, Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Green Building, 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, Habitat, Home Food Gardening, 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

Posted in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment & Ecosystems, Rethinking…, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , ,

Sustainability Doings: July 27, 2015 – “Bottoms Up”

Participatory Budgeting Starts at Home The Alliance has come into some unexpected funds recently. We’ve gotten an anonymous contribution of $10,000. Holy cow! Another $1,300, so far, has come from the estate of Janet Goloub and considerably more is expected. … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Collaborative Efforts, Community Rights, Rethinking… |

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

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