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FYI: News you won’t find in mainstream media

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 … more

Posted in Environment & Ecosystems, Government, Health,

FYI: Fracking chemicals still showing up in PA freshwater mussels

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 … more

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FYI: Weekend reading from AFSC

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). … more

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fyi: ‘Dharma Moon Shangha’

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 … more

Posted in Health,

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

Posted in Climate & Energy, Food,

fyi: “Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day”

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 … more

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fyi: No to auctioning off public lands for their fossil fuels

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

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fyi: “The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline”

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 … more

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fyi: Time to Take on Factory Farming

From Organic Bytes, published by the Organic Consumers Association, 9/8/16: The Lynchpin of It All After a decade of exposing and demonizing Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, including an intense four-year battle to force mandatory labeling of GMOs (a battle … more

Posted in Food,

Nancy Walters: ‘Food Recovery and Respect’

On September 24, the LV Food Policy Council had its launch with an inaugural meeting in Allentown.  The organizational structure was presented and committees were set up to address food security and thriving food systems, as well as the structure … more

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