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Campus Sustainability: How LVAIC universities are making big changes!

By Molly Majewicz The LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference on February 20th featured a number of specialized sessions where various aspects of sustainability were explored in depth. They ranged from power conservancy to sustainable agriculture, to school-to-farm efforts, and community relations … more

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Campus Sustainability? Yum!

By Molly Majewicz At the LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference on February 20th, food on college campuses was a big topic of discussion. In congruence with the keynote speaker’s main message of changing campus ethos, many of the sessions that day … more

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Campus Sustainability: A Window into How We Can Change National Ethos

by Molly Majewicz At the LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference on February 20, 2016, keynote speaker Dr. Shana Weber, Director of the Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, urged the forward-thinking students and faculty present to strongly think about ethos—our character, … more

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What Part Is Labor Playing in the Transition?

Working class. Ahhh. To someone steeped in the leftist lingo freely expressed in the New York City of the 1960s, with its peace, civil rights, labor, and leftist activism, it’s refreshing to hear such culturally repressed language out in the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Agriculture, Building Community, Cooperatives, Corporate Personhood, Economic Justice, Going Local vs. Globalization, Local Businesses, Social Justice, Transitions, Workers' Rights |

Holistic Management on Climate Change

Allan Savory’s work, based on his holistic land management approach, provides another line of thinking on climate change, addressing causes and proposing cures: 1) ”Following up with Allan Savory on using cattle to reverse desertification and global warming“ – by Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, is an … more

Posted in Agriculture, Climate, Environment & Ecosystems, Land Use, Stewardship, Transitions, Unsustainable Energy |

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 |

Global Transition Movement

by Joris Rosse — In the absence of common sense and ability to act appropriately in high places, “Think Globally and Act Locally”. Enter Transition towns, cities, valleys, forest regions, and yes whole countries. The following is a very brief summary of … more

Posted in 'Green' Building, Building Community, Community Rights, Demand Reduction, Fossil Fuels, Renewable Energy, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Transitions, Transportation |

A Personal Perspective

Emmie Smith, 8/12/2010: “Totnes — a Transition Town” This one-page article about Totnes, a transition town in the UK, was for Emmie’s presentation to the 8/17/2010 Alliance organizational meeting. This summer I was fortunate enough to travel through the southwestern areas … more

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Alliance Resolution in Support of the Transition Movement

The Steering Committee of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley supports further consideration of the Transition Town approach for moving communities from oil dependency to local resilience. Specifically, we: Commend the Transition Movement’s recognition of the urgent need to address … more

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