by Jerz E. Brown What does the end of the Industrial Age(s) mean for the average person? There was a time long ago when our great-grandfather’s great-grandfather was there when they invented steam power! Back when people started going to town to work in buildings, rather than on farms. When conventions like an eight-hour workday and a paycheck were revolutionary concepts … [Read more...] about The End of an Age
The pages are slipping through my fingers as I continue to read, page-by-page The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. I appreciate looking back and being able to physically see the amount of pages that I’ve read in a given amount of time. In twenty minutes, in two hours, in two days, I can actually see how much I’ve accomplished. However, many people would disagree with my opinion on … [Read more...] about The Internet: Changing the Human Mind
by Julia Ward Many believe that school buses are the safest method of transportation for children to get to school, but is it the healthiest? Diesel pollution is becoming a more significant problem across the United States today and specifically, the Lehigh Valley is experiencing more and more Diesel pollution as time progresses. This ongoing issue is partly due to school … [Read more...] about Julia: Diesel Pollution in the Lehigh Valley
Although some schools act as if the Bill of Rights doesn't apply to students in school, the Supreme Court of the U.S. has made clear that it does apply. In many schools right here in the Lehigh Valley, students are denied the right to hand out leaflets, to wear clothing that expresses their opinions, to form clubs, and even to wear their hair as they please. In some cases, the … [Read more...] about Why Students’ Rights Are So Important
Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a contributor to many health problems—both because of the pollution caused by motor vehicles and because people get less exercise. To learn how you can reduce your dependence on the automobile andimprove your health and the health of the community, visit CAT — the Coalition for Appropriate … [Read more...] about Transportation
From military recruiting and testing in the schools to movies and television, militarism has become a prominent part of culture in the United States. Essentially, militarism means relying on military force for security and glorifying military service and values. Placing too high a value on obedience, procedure, or 'the end justifies the means' tends to foster or support … [Read more...] about What is Militarism?
In recent years we have seen more and more people willing to look at broad themes like sustainability instead of isolated problems and issues. The movement towards a "Culture of Peace" is another exciting development in this trend. A growing number of people are devoting significant time, energy, and resources to to create a world where peace can grow and flourish. For more … [Read more...] about Towards a Culture of Peace
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 Maryland. The development, "Hunters Brooke", borders a magnolia bog, an environmentally sensitive rarity, and has been fought for years by locals. Thirty … [Read more...] about Who are the new eco-terrorists?
The Sustainable Energy Center – Lehigh Valley will develop, demonstrate, and promote sustainable energy technologies and wholistically implemented practices throughout the Lehigh Valley. It is to be housed in a central facility but will have numerous satellite projects throughout the Lehigh Valley. The Sustainable Energy Center is a project of the Energy working group. The … [Read more...] about Sustainable Energy Center – Lehigh Valley
To create enough local energy for effective whole systems living The Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley proposes a Regional Energy Center as an effective local response to the life-threatening global climate disruption caused by excessive burning of fossil fuels. The global heating effect is most evident at the north and south pole regions where average … [Read more...] about A Sustainable Energy Center for the Lehigh Valley