[updated 10 Nov 2023] And here's some video reporting that you are not likely to see on the mainstream media: … [Read more...] about Posts related to the genocide in Gaza and silencing dissent
Community & Culture
Strong communities allow more sustainable practices to empower the people to create a more sustainable society.
Working together on common interests creates opportunities for both personal and community growth, promotes involvement in the arts and local government, and fosters equality.
In some schools, students of Palestinian, Muslim, and even Iranian and Arab descent are being subjected to name-calling, harassment, and bullying. [read Eleanor Bader's story online] This is reminiscent of and parallel to what I saw in some schools back in the day — Jewish students encountered antisemitism and students of color encountered obvious racism. To … [Read more...] about Harassment of students
The upcoming Palestine Writes Literary Festival to be held at Penn has drawn the predictable charges of anti-semitism, where any criticism of Zionism or the state of Israel is conflated with being against the Jewish people or Judaism. If this is an issue that interests or troubles you — or if you care about academic freedom — I suggest you take time to read the attached … [Read more...] about Palestine Writes Literary Festival
I can't believe we're already in week nine of the "Rethinking the Food System" project. Looking at all of the material, research, and effort we put into this project is rewarding and honestly changed my perspective on sustainability. Coming into the project, I was worried about not being able to keep up with the science/environmental aspect of the project, since I'm an English … [Read more...] about Week Nine: The Final Countdown
With only three weeks left of our "Rethinking the Food System" project, we have learned an ample amount of information. Since we're still technically in the revision process, we have been altering and expanding most of our documents to fit the goal of our project. The concept of food systems is complex, and our work should reflect that. We can't wait to publish our findings … [Read more...] about Week Seven: Connecting the Dots
Now that we're a little over halfway through the "Rethinking the Food System" project, our goals are becoming clearer. This week, we dedicated most of our time to revision. Being an English major, I think revision is the most difficult step in the writing process. Although our project is not formally a writing project, the same mindset applies to its multifaceted revision. With … [Read more...] about Week Six: All About Revision
As the "Rethinking the Food System" project progresses, the trajectory of our outcomes become more apparent. This week, we focused heavily on revising our Wellness Policy Model that we plan to present to schools. The model outlines imperative actions surrounding food and waste reduction that we believe schools can improve on. Our goal is not to demand that schools completely … [Read more...] about Week Four: (Almost) Halfway There
Now that we're in the third week of our "Rethinking the Food System" project, the focus of our work is coming into view. We're realizing that our biggest obstacle will be to encourage schools to change, but we hope to at least rock the boat with our sample wellness policy. Luckily, we had great meetings this week that gave us more than enough inspiration going forward. Our … [Read more...] about Week Three: Rethinking the Food System, One Meeting at a Time
During the brainstorming phase of the "Rethinking the Food" Project, we were thinking of local restaurants we could focus our project on. Who could we talk to that could give us insight? Who's setting a good example in a world of fast food and convenience? Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop, located in Bethlehem, PA, has been on our radar from the beginning stages of the … [Read more...] about Lit Coffee is Doing Sustainability Right
It's now our second week into the food project, and the information just keeps expanding. The amount of resources, people, organizations, readings, and opinions we have acquired this past week is exceptional. I think I speak for everyone on the project when I say that this week has been one big information dump in the best way. Here's a very brief re-cap of the amazing … [Read more...] about Week Two: The Complexity in “Rethinking the Food System”