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Sustainability Questions for Students & Educators

To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more

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vs. Power Lines

Peter Crownfield wrote on Oct 6, 2011 re: “Power line being fast-tracked”: The Express-Times doesn’t seem to realize that this power line will do nothing whatsoever to improve power supplies to this region….. Express-Times Thursday, October 06, 2011, 4:00 AM EDITORIAL … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Decentralization, Environmental Justice, Land Use |


Permaculture has considerable design promise but poses organizing difficulties. On the plus side, its principles provide a transformative pathway toward a sustainable way of living, one that is a real, doable alternative to the unsustainable, life-threatening practices of our current … more

Posted in Building Community, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Food, Going Local, Land Use, Stewardship |

Regional Sustainable Energy Center

by Joris Rosse With a start-up grant from The Century Fund in hand, the Alliance has been moving ahead with its Sustainable Energy Center Project, a coordinated regional approach that we believe will help the Greater Lehigh Valley address the … more

Posted in Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Energy, Renewable Energy |

Fifty Ways to Help Save the Planet

What you can do The problem is so vast and the urgency so great that advice which suggests you turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or switch off lights and standbys when they are not needed or go … more

Posted in Bicycling, Climate, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Fossil Fuels, Green Building, Local Food, Public Transit, Renewable Energy, Stewardship, Sustainable Growing, Walking, Waste |

Dave Slaperud’s Testimony

Testimony of Dave Slaperud, of Stop The Lines, Fredon NJ, at the 10-23-10 Gathering at the Portland PA-Columbia NJ footbridge. Thanks to everybody for coming out today. Stop The Lines has been challenging this project since we first found out … more

Posted in Conservation, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Stewardship |

Pennsylvania and New Jersey Unite Against Coal-By-Wire Transmission Lines

October 23 2010, Portland, PA—Today citizens from Pennsylvania and New Jersey united with environmentalists and citizen action groups to oppose the expansion of the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission lines. The rally took place at the Portland to Columbia walking bridge which joins … more

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Miriam MacGillis OP: Outline of 10/23/10 Testimony

Miriam MacGillis is the director of Genesis Farm Ecological Learning Center in Blairstown NJ Context:  The expansion of power lines is happening at the same time we are facing projections of peak oil and rising costs, as well as aggravated … more

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Implementing Climate Protection Agreements

The Climate Protection Agreement pledges that ‘We will strive to meet or exceed Kyoto Protocol targets for reducing global warming pollution by taking actions in our own operations and communities’, and lists 12 specific points. The following suggestions depict a … more

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