There’s a Toxic Weed Killer on the Menu in K-12 Schools Across the US – Glyphosate has been found in over 70 percent of oat-based breakfast cereals served in US schools. Creative Communities Are Addressing Social Isolation – Social connections are not just nice to have—they can significantly affect our health and well-being. Inspired by creative approaches abroad, … [Read more...] about FYI: News you won’t find in mainstream media
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Environmental Health News, 10 September 2018—Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania's Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology, is among the first to show bioaccumulation—the … [Read more...] about FYI: Fracking chemicals still showing up in PA freshwater mussels
Just came across this interesting newsletter from the American Friends Service Committee [AFSC]. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop Congress from expanding deadly immigrant detention (if you haven’t signed, you can still add your name here). We’ll keep you posted on ways to take action to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the weeks … [Read more...] about FYI: Weekend reading from AFSC
The Alliance team working on the 2018 Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet failed to list Dharma Moon Shangha in the “Directory of Organizations That Promote Sustainable Communities” section. Dharma Moon Shangha is listed in the online Directory, but we think it important to call it to your attention additionally. So: Dharma Moon Shangha A meditation group. … [Read more...] about ‘Dharma Moon Shangha’
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 food system, what a better & more sustainable food system would look like, and ideas for activities to engage students. (It … [Read more...] about Coming Soon—A Guide for Teaching About the Food System
A recap of rights with ICE/Border Patrol agents: New York Times What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone? by Daniel Victor 14 February 2017—Haisam Elsharkawi was about to travel from Los Angeles to Saudi Arabia last week when, he says, he was stopped at the airport, questioned, handcuffed, questioned some more and then released without charges three hours … [Read more...] about What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone?
One thing you can do to slow down the war against science and truth is to encourage any teachers you know — all subjects, all ages — to integrate climate change into their classes. If you know parents who have children in school, encourage them to do the same! We have put a free guide for interdisciplinary teaching on climate & sustainability online at teach-climate.net. … [Read more...] about Resist the Trump administration’s war on truth
Following up on the previous post about Standing Rock, suggestions have expanded to the rapidly-growing movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day: The movement to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day is spreading rapidly What Is Indigenous People's Day? More States Observe Alternative… Don't Take Our Voices Away (Role Play) Rethinking Columbus — Expanded … [Read more...] about fyi: “Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day”
1) From CREDO Blog, 9/8/16: It’s incredible. In just a few days, more than 210,000 CREDO members have signed our petition demanding that President Obama intervene and stop the Dakota Access pipeline once and for all. Hundreds of CREDO members have also started making phone calls to President Obama pressuring him to act. This is a winnable fight, but with the pipeline company … [Read more...] about fyi: “The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline”
From Friends of the Earth, 9/8/16: In the last year, President Obama has auctioned off tens of thousands of acres of public lands and waters to Fossil Fuel Empires. On September 20th, he’s planning to auction off more than 4,000 more acres. President Obama still has a chance to stop this. With one executive action, he could keep all fossil fuels on our public lands and waters … [Read more...] about fyi: No to auctioning off public lands for their fossil fuels