Recent studies confirm what scientists have long suspected: that air pollution kills about 250,000 people in the United States—every year! And that's in addition to the hundreds of thousands with strokes, respiratory infections, and other diseases caused by air pollution. The cost in life and in dollars is enormous, but we don't see our so-called leaders doing anything to save … [Read more...] about More deadly than COVID
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Health Professionals of NY and Physicians for Social Responsibility have released a newly-updated compendium of the medical and scientific evidence of the great harm done by fracking, a widely used and trusted resource. Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking [PDF] From the introduction: Public health harms now … [Read more...] about Science on fracking harm
The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, located in York PA, is seeking a new Executive Director to continue our important work and to move the organization into the next chapter of its life. The best candidate will have a regenerative mindset and will have had experiences with stewardship of natural spaces, the growing of food, and the management of non-profit … [Read more...] about Job Opening in York
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
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
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: What Is Indigenous People's Day? More States Observe Alternative… Don't Take Our Voices Away (Role Play) Rethinking Columbus — Expanded 2nd Edition! | Rethinking Schools Support Indigenous Rights: Abolish … [Read more...] about fyi: “Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day”