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fyi: No to auctioning off public lands for their fossil fuels

From Friends of the Earth, 9/8/16: In the last year, President Obama has auctioned off tens of thousands of acres of public lands and waters to Fossil Fuel Empires. On September 20th, he’s planning to auction off more than 4,000 … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Fossil Fuels, Lobbying | Tagged , , ,

fyi: “The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline”

1) From CREDO Blog, 9/8/16: It’s incredible. In just a few days, more than 210,000 CREDO members have signed our petition demanding that President Obama intervene and stop the Dakota Access pipeline once and for all. Hundreds of CREDO members … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Energy, Fossil Fuels, Pipelines, Unsustainable Energy | Tagged , , ,

fyi: Time to Take on Factory Farming

From Organic Bytes, published by the Organic Consumers Association, 9/8/16: The Lynchpin of It All After a decade of exposing and demonizing Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (a battle … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Cooperatives, Food, Industrial Food Production |

Peter: ‘Warning: Radiation from mobile phones’

Cell phones emit electromagnetic radiation when in use. Several studies have pointed out a higher risk of brain tumors and other health problems. At least 6 countries have issued warnings — but the FCC has not updated its standards for … more

Posted in Electromagnetic Radiation, Environmental Health |

Peter: ‘Bearing the Cross’, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges wrote the following after attending the funeral of Daniel Berrigan: Bearing the Cross by Chris Hedges NEW YORK—I arrived early Friday morning, after walking through the rain, at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Greenwich Village for the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Militarism, Nonviolence, People Power v. State Power, Religion, Rethinking…, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Stewardship, System Change/Revolution, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace |

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions’

I’d written “A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions” and wanted to post it here, but I decided to check first with some of my Jewish friends about whether they thought it was offensive. It was supposed to be generally thought-provoking, … more

Posted in Discrimination, Human Rights, Rethinking…, Social Justice |

Molly Majewicz: ‘All About Endocrine Disruptors’

by Molly Majewicz As consumers, it is important for us to be aware of the types of chemicals or ingredients that are in our common household products. Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that have harmful effects on the endocrine system—this … more

Posted in Endocrine Disruptors, Food, Health, & Healthcare, Health, Local Health Issues, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Living |

Molly Majewicz: ‘All-Natural Replacements for Skin Care Products’

By Molly Majewicz As someone who has struggled with acne for years, I have tried almost every single product on the market, from over-the-counter cosmetics to prescriptions, and even the as-seen-on-TV products like ProActiv or EpiDuo. Last summer, I made … more

Posted in Health, Sustainable Living | Tagged

Molly Majewicz: ‘Reactions to the 2016 SRSJ Conference’

By Molly Majewicz As a first-time attendee of the Social Research Social Justice Conference at Muhlenberg College, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first session I attended focused on fat-shaming and body image; the second session I attended focused … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Diversity & Heritage, Environmental Health, Indigenous People, Justice System, LGBT Rights, Minority Rights, Social Justice, Systemic Approaches, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights |

Banning Styrofoam in the Lehigh Valley

Over the past few years, several cities have banned the use of styrofoam products. Last year, DART Industries claimed recycling was achievable and safe, and the ban was postponded in New York City. On February 29, 2016, Eric Goldstein wrote a blog … more

Posted in Collaborative Efforts, Habitat, Uncategorized, Waste |