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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

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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

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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

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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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Building a Regional Food System

On Wednesday, January 24, 2007, a conference entitled Building a Regional Food System: Supporting Farmers, Families, Communities, and the Environment will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem, from 6:00 p.m. to … more

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Who are the new eco-terrorists?

Meet the new eco-terrorists: Us By Anne Felker — Words matter. That’s why I noticed the words “eco-terrorist” and “eco-terror” the other day in the reporting of the arson of a number of houses in a development being built in … more

Posted in Environment & Ecosystems, Local Food, Place & Infrastructure, Stewardship, Sustainable Growing |

Counties Climate Protection Agreement

On October 15, 2006, Don Cunningham and John Stoffa, the County Executives of Lehigh and Northampton counties, signed a Climate Protection Agreement that spells out ways the counties will act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all county operations. This … more

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