This is part of our recommendations in support of Bethlehem's Climate Action Plan [CAP]. The following document was prepared to to help the EAC and Office of Planning and Zoning make the zoning ordinances support the CAP. We hope that this will help, and thank you for reaching out to us. Prepared by Isaac Weber, Summer 2021 Climate-Action Intern. If you have any … [Read more...] about Recommended changes to zoning ordinances in Bethlehem
Gary Olson “The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the hunting of black skins, signaled the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production. These idyllic proceedings … [Read more...] about Decolonizing Minds, Including My Own, About U.S. Capitalist State Settler Colonialism
A recent op-ed in the Morning Call, 'Bike Lane on Broad street in Bethlehem: Why it's dangerous', dismisses all bike lanes as inherently dangerous. The worst thing about this op-ed is that it brings out many legitimate dangers created by poorly-designed bike lanes — but it’s like a propaganda piece, because it doesn’t explore alternatives. For example, it doesn’t even … [Read more...] about Bike Lanes for Broad Street?
During the summer, several students worked on a climate action project that’s especially relevant in light of the latest ‘Red Alert’ from the U.N. and the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change]. While the students' work this summer centered on implementing Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan, most of the information and ideas apply everywhere. This is … [Read more...] about Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan – a call to Action!
Editor's Note: All three reports were prepared before the IPCC's August 9 release of part 1 of the Sixth Assessment Report, which only confirms the urgency of the interns' recommendations! Editor's Note: This is the primary report from the Climate Action Project (summer 2021) ; it is complemented by reports that focus on development ('Build Sustainably — for Business … [Read more...] about Implementing Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan
Editor’s Note: This report was prepared before the IPCC released part 1 of the Sixth Assessment Report on August 9. That report confirms the urgency of the interns’ recommendations! This is one of three reports prepared by the team and is complemented by 'Implementing Bethlehem's CAP' and ‘Build Sustainably — for Business Success and a Livable Future‘. All 3 reports are also … [Read more...] about Climate Change Education
Editor’s Note: This report was prepared before the IPCC released part 1 of the Sixth Assessment Report on August 9. That report confirms the urgency of the interns’ recommendations! This is one of three reports prepared by the team; it is complemented by 'Implementing Bethlehem's CAP' and ‘Climate Change Education‘. All 3 reports are also available in complete PDF … [Read more...] about Build Sustainably — for Business Success and a Livable Future
Rodale Institute has done amazing work with development of organic growing not only for health but as a solution to the climate emergency. Regenerative Organic Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution [PDF, 21 pages] Regenerative Organic Agriculture and the Soil CarbonSolution Fact Sheet [PDF, 2 pages] … [Read more...] about Soil Carbon Sequestration
Because the corporate media and our elected officials refuse to tell the truth about what's happening in Palestine, here are a few articles that reveal the ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and apartheid of Israel. NOTE: It's important not to conflate Israel or zionism with Judaism or the Jewish people, who have a long history of advocating for universal human rights. In this … [Read more...] about Israel & Palestine today
Miranda Davis Miranda is a Graphic Design/Illustration student at East Stroudsburg University. She describes her work as “a love letter to the black community and an acknowledgment of the trials found within and how the absolute comfort of the privileged majority prevents a seat at the table for minorities”. Return to spring 2021 Table of Contents … [Read more...] about Do You Belong Here?