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SouthSide’s Community Maze Garden

Many residents of and visitors to SouthSide Bethlehem have come to take the Maze Garden for granted. Following is a fascinating history of this unique space, prepared by John Pettegrew of Lehigh University. The Maze Garden (1996 – 2013) November … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Arts & Culture, Building Community, Community Gardening, Composting, Diversity & Heritage, Food for Health, Local Food, Poverty, Quality of Life, Re-skilling, Schools & Learning, Stewardship, Sustainability Education, Youth Development |

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 vs. Free Trade, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local, Habitat, Human Rights, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Media, Migration, Militarism, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Production For Need, Resource Extraction, Restorative Justice, School Food, Students' Rights, Transportation, Violence Against Women |

Farm-To-School

Bearing Fruit An overview of the Farm To School movement Among a multitude of grassroots responses to the problems of our modern industrialized food system is the Farm to School (FTS) movement — a national effort to reorganize the school … more

Posted in Campus Sustainability, Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Food, Food for Health, Going Local, Local Food, Place & Infrastructure, School Food, Schools & Learning, Sustainability Education |

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 |

Youth Food Bill of Rights

Declaration of Youth Food Bill of Rights July 30, 2011 We demand respect for mother earth, for the Food Justice and Food Sovereignty culture, and for the indigenous cultures that are working to establish their own autonomous food systems.  All … more

Posted in Community – Government & Rights, Environmental Health, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Human Rights, Industrial Food Production, Local Food, School Food, Sustainable Growing |

Sustainability for Events

Like most other areas of our lives, events are usually organized without a commitment to minimize their impact on our ecosystems, health, and sustainability. [Coming soon: Resources to help plan events that have minimal impact on global warming and sustainability, … more

Posted in Bicycling, Climate, Conservation, Demand Reduction, Food for Health, Going Local, Local Food, Public Transit, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & Business, Sustainability Education, Sustainable Growing, Waste |

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

Posted in Climate, Environmental Health, Food, Local Food, Production For Need, Stewardship, Transitions |

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 |

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

Posted in Climate, Conservation, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Fossil Fuels, Going Local, Green Building, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Renewable Energy, Stewardship, Waste |