Author Archives: Peter Crownfield

Acknowledging the original inhabitants of this area

We are located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, an area that is a small part of what was Lenni-Lenapé territory. The Lenni-Lenape apparently were friendly and accommodating, until the settlers gradually — and often violently — forced them from their territory. … more

Peter’s blog: ‘Thanksgiving & Colonialism’

Thanksgiving Day seems an appropriate time to post this brief historical note about Colonialism in the United States. I’ll start by mentioning that this is the original territory of the Lenape, now known as the Delaware. Like most parts of … more

Peter’s blog: ‘Cheyenne River Sioux statement on Keystone XL spill’

Note: The figure of 210,000 gallons came from the pipeline operator; I suspect it will prove to be 2 or 3 times the initial figure. EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA, 18 November 2017 —American Indian tribes have opposed the proposed Keystone … more

Peter’s blog: ‘The nerve of those Russians!’

With all the trash-talking about Russia interfering in the 2016 election, it might be good to remember that most of it is probably just political propaganda—and to remember that the US is continually interfering in elections in other countries. Also … more

Moravian College at COP-23 in Bonn!

Monday, November 6–17 Moravian College is one of a handful of US colleges with official observer status under UNFCCC.Follow their Moravian College at UNFCCC blog for updates & insights into what’s happening at COP-23.

Censorship – by Amazon & Google

I’ve noticed before that certain films do not show up in some searches, especially those about Palestine or critical of the neo-fascists in the government of Ukraine. Even films such as Where Shall the Birds Fly?, which had an astonishing … more

Peter: ‘Campus Food — look at Toronto’s example’

I think these schools have a way to go, but they’re still doing a lot better than most colleges & universities in the U.S. NOW 2 August 2017   Where to find healthy and local food options at eight Toronto … more

Synthetic Turf update [August 2017]

Tug McGraw. John Vukovich. Johnny Oates. And now Darren Daulton—that’s 4 Phillies who have succumbed to brain cancer that may be connected to playing on artificial turf at Veterans Stadium. Phillies Unnerved by Possible Brain Cancer Pattern After Darren Daulton … more

Peter: ‘Charlottesville — for Teachers”

I have heard quite a few people say they are amazed that something like the events in Charlottesville could happen here, ‘happen in America’. The stream of violence—often police violence—directed at Black people, Latinos, and Indigenous people is not new, … more

Coming Soon—A Guide for Teaching About the Food System

Student interns are working with Peter Crownfield to complete a guide and resources for teaching about the food system in the classroom.  The guide is designed for K-12 teachers & students, and will include a guide to the history of our current … more