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Sustainability Questions for Students & Educators

To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Civil Liberties, Climate, Community Land Trusts, Community Rights, Corporate Personhood, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Democratic Education, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Environmental Health, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Human Rights, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Media & Communication, Migration & Refugees, Militarism, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Production For Need, Resource Extraction, Restorative Justice, School Food, Students' Rights, Transportation, Violence Against Women |

Don’t Harm the Messenger

by Santiago Tito Rivera Jr. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share with you a brief exploration of what life is like in SouthSide Bethlehem, where I live and call home. While there are many who are active voices … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Community Land Trusts, Community Rights, Discrimination, Diversity & Heritage, Quality of Life, Social Justice, Sustainable Living, Voices of the Valley, Youth Development |

Community Land Trusts for Local Food Production

by Stephen Hoog — Down in North Carolina, around Chapel Hill in an area called the Triangle, there is a project that is going on which may be of interest to the people of the Lehigh Valley. In that area, … more

Posted in Community Land Trusts, Community Rights, Cooperatives, Farmland Preservation, Food, Food Distribution, Going Local vs. Globalization, Land Use, Local Businesses, Local Food, Voices of the Valley |

The Future of Agriculture in the Lehigh Valley

A Survival Manual – With the coming of peak oil, transportation and production costs for food will probably skyrocket. The burning of fossil fuels contributes to global warming. There is, therefore, good reason to localize food production and distribution to … more

Posted in Agriculture, Community Gardening, Community Land Trusts, Food, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Local Food, Sustainable Growing |