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The Importance of Black Panther

It’s been about two months since the release of Marvel’s Black Panther and somehow, it’s still turning up a significant profit weekend after weekend. In fact, it just surpassed Titanic on the list of highest-grossing films of all time. This … more

Posted in Africa, Diversity & Heritage, Media & Communication, Social Justice |

Black Lives for Gun Control

Plastered on the cover of the April 2nd issue of Time magazine are the prominent members of the #NeverAgain movement, with the bold enlarged caption, “Enough.” These students have been leading a revolution of sorts. After the tragic school shooting … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Discrimination, Human Rights, Social Justice, Voices of the Valley |

Call to Action: Stop the FirstEnergy Bailout

Please send the following letter to protest the bailout requested by FirstEnergy: DATE President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 37188 Honorable Rick Perry, Secretary Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20585 Dear President Trump/Secretary … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Climate, Climate, Electricity Grid, Environmental Justice, Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy, Subsidies, Unsustainable Energy |

Voices of the Valley 2018

As we wait for copies of the 2018 Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet (now being printed), we invite you to check out the many great ideas in the Voices of the Valley section. Essays from the 2018 edition of Sustainable Lehigh Valley: Is … more

Posted in 'Green' Building, Advocacy & Activism, Air, Animals for Food, Bicycling, Biodiversity, Building Community, Capitalism, Cars, Climate, Climate, Colonialism, Community Gardening, Composting, Conservation, Demand Reduction, Education for Sustainability, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Food for Health, Food Philosophies, Fossil Fuels, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Indigenous People, Industrial Food Production, Local Food, Permaculture, Permaculture-Ecosystems, Precautionary Principle, Products - Stuff, Public Transit, Renewable Energy, Rethinking…, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, School Food, Seasonality, Smart Growth, Social Justice, Soil, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living, Urban Ecology, Urban Gardening, Urban Planning, Voices of the Valley, Walking, Waste, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Calls to Action: Urge Your Rep to Co-Sponsor the Berta Cáceres Act

From Witness for Peace, 3/2/2018: 2 Years Without Justice! Contact your Representative now and urge them to co-sponsor the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, H.R. 1299! Today marks two years since Berta Cáceres, the beloved Lenca Indigenous, feminist, … more

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Acknowledging the original inhabitants of this area

We are located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, an area that is part of what was Lenni-Lenapé territory. The Lenni-Lenape apparently were friendly and accommodating, until the settlers gradually — and often violently, forced them from their territory. We acknowledge the … more

Posted in Canoes and Kayaks, Colonialism, Conservation, Diversity & Heritage, Environmental Health, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Herbal & Natural Remedies, Indigenous People, Land Use, Local Food, Precautionary Principle, Restorative Justice, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Seasonality, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living, Walking, Water & Watersheds, Wild Foods, Wildlife |

Teaching What’s Right: Teaching Columbus in Schools

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed some inaccuracies in information I learned through my grade school career. One fallacy that was widely accepted and taught was the notion that Christopher Columbus discovered America. It was ingrained into our minds all … more

Posted in Colonialism, Diversity & Heritage, Education for Sustainability, Human Rights, Indigenous People, Voices of the Valley |

Calls To Action

Posts from organizations calling for action to either support specific sustainability projects and/or to fight against specific threats to sustainability.

Posted in Social Justice, Sustainable Living |

Peter’s blog: ‘Thanksgiving & Colonialism’

Thanksgiving Day seems an appropriate time to post this brief historical note about Colonialism in the United States. I’ll start by mentioning that this is the original territory of the Lenape, now known as the Delaware. Like most parts of … more

Posted in Conservation, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Indigenous People, Pipelines, Privatization, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Water & Watersheds |

Peter’s blog: ‘Cheyenne River Sioux statement on Keystone XL spill’

Note: The figure of 210,000 gallons came from the pipeline operator; I suspect it will prove to be 2 or 3 times the initial figure. EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 18 November 2017 —American Indian tribes have opposed the proposed Keystone … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Climate, Climate, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Fuels, Indigenous People, Pipelines, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |