Community can mean people who share a physical space, those who share beliefs or goals, or people who act together. When people who live together or have interests in common don’t have a sense of connection, they may need to create activities to build community.
Committee of 100
A “green shadow government”: an organizational structure of the sustainability community and for the community at large to meet individual and organizational needs holistically: unlocking imaginations and releasing creativity; enabling organizations and individuals to work collaboratively; and working on the whole ball of wax at the same time.
by Kate Brandes I’ve worked most of my twenty-five-year career, not as a writer, but as an environmental scientist. One of my first memories at age four is of the magnolia tree outside the shabby apartment complex on the outskirts … more
by Tara Zrinski In the years that I have been part of the active opposition to the PennEast Pipeline and fracking in Pennsylvania as local organizer for Food and Water Watch and through Pennsylvania Voters Against Fracking, I have seen … more
by Adrian Shanker In considering sustainability, one must ask:“How are the most marginalized in our community supported?” The sociocultural area of sustainability perhaps receives less attention than the economic and environmental pillars, but sociocultural sustainability has great influence on the … more
by Tom Church Our present society values commercial success over ecological sustainability. We fear scarcity more than we celebrate abundance. People cope with the pressure of living in this atmosphere in as many ways as there are people. In this … more
by Erlinda Aguiar My experience has shown me that a community is an interactive group where its members have an impact on each other and that the diversity of its members only contributes to make the community better. I hope … more
by Doug Roysdon Over the past few years, we have come to a new and better understanding of how this place we call our town represents a unique social and cultural opportunity. It is our place to celebrate, invest in … more
by Diane Husic Recently, I took refuge from work to visit the former site of Bethlehem Steel. This may seem like a strange place for a retreat, but when your work involves ecological restoration of contaminated sites and adaptation to … more
by Molly Majewicz This year on Friday, April 22nd, the day was overcast and humid, but the predicted chance of rain didn’t deter many passionate Muhlenberg students and community members from creating a sustainability-centered fair, of sorts. On-campus groups like … more