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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 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 |

Health Concerns with Artificial Turf [updated]

Note: An expanded & updated post on synthetic turf has been added to to the Focus On… section as an Open Letter to Anyone Considering Synthetic Turf. This post is prompted by an article in the Express-Times reporting that the Bethlehem … 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 |