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Personal Takes on the Challenges of Climate Change

Four folks share some of their thoughts on this daunting matter. Dork Sahagian, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Lehigh University: Two things to consider in meeting the challenge: mitigation and adaptation. 1. Mitigation is what we need to … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Climate, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Demand Reduction, Economic Justice, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fossil Fuels, Going Local, Habitat, Land Use, Local Food, Minority Rights, Permaculture, Precautionary Principle, Production For Need, Renewable Energy, Resilience, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainability Education, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living, Systemic Approaches, The Commons, Unsustainable Energy, Women's Rights |

Envision LV – Allentown Reindustrialization Plan

Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Envision LV’s draft report on the plan for Allentown—whether it’s a response to what they included or something you think needs to be added. If you haven’t yet … more

Posted in Adaptive Reuse, Advocacy & Activism, Buildings, Demand Reduction, Economic Justice, Energy, Environmental Justice, Going Local, Green Building, Land Use, Local Businesses, Production For Need, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & Business, Transportation, Unsustainable Energy |

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

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Civil Liberties, Climate, Community Land Trusts, Community Rights, Corporate Personhood, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Democratic Education, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Environmental Health, Fair Trade, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local, Habitat, Human Rights, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Media, Migration, Militarism, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Palestine, Production For Need, Resource Extraction, Restorative Justice, School Food, Students' Rights, Transportation, Violence Against Women |

Local Needs

[under construction]   Also see: Local Resources

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Local Resources

[under construction] Also see: Local Needs

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A Local Food Economy

Obtaining more of our food from local sources is a great way to strengthen the local economy and obtain fresh, healthful food at the same time. If we’re going to increase local food production, of course, it’s essential to make … more

Posted in Agriculture, Building Community, Climate, Demand Reduction, Economy, Business, & Money, Environmental Health, Food, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local, Land Use, Local Businesses, Local Food, Production For Need, School Food, Sustainable Growing, Transportation |

Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for … more

Posted in Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Conservation, Demand Reduction, Discrimination, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fair Trade, Food, Human Rights, Justice System, Migration, Nonviolence, Precautionary Principle, Production For Need, Schools & Learning, Stewardship, Sustainability Education, Sustainabilty & Health, Systemic Approaches, Violence Against Women, Workers' Rights |

Lester Brown’s Plan B

The Wikipedia article on Lester R. Brown provides a lot of useful information on his life and the development of his ideas. Of note is his background in agriculture, food matters, and population, as well as his successes in entrepreneurial … more

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