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Is There Hope for the Future?

by Alex Fischer Conducting one’s life to end exploitation and injustice is moral and dignified. The twin threats of nuclear war and climate change forecast a bleak future. While we cannot know whether or not people and their societies can … more

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Where can I purchase Fair Trade products?

Coffee Shops/Cafés that sell Brewed Fair Trade Coffee The following local cafés are known to offer brewed Fair Trade coffee, often organic, and many of them also sell packaged coffee. In addition to these locations, most—but not all—college food services now … more

Envision LV – Economic Development

Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Envision LV’s draft report on economic development in the Lehigh Valley—whether it’s a response to what they included or something you think needs to be added. Read the … more

Contribute Your Ideas to the Envision LV Plan!

This is not an official Envision LV page, but we want to provide a way for you to access the draft plans they are creating and comment on what they got right and what’s missing. The following is from a … more

The End of an Age

by Jerz E. Brown What does the end of the Industrial Age(s) mean for the average person? There was a time long ago when our great-grandfather’s great-grandfather was there when they invented steam power! Back when people started going to … more

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

‘Progress’, a poem by Lisa J. Parker

…on the human effects of coal mining and other resource extraction industries: Progress In a ton of black gold boring through the fatness of the Blue Ridge on the Clinchfield freight lines, three generations are trapped. The first generation talks … more

Environmental Advisory Statement on DTE Incinerator

Allentown Environmental Advisory Council May 13, 2012 On March 29, 2012 Allentown signed a 35-year contract with a private NJ company, Delta Thermo Energy (DTE), to build an incinerator on Kline’s Island in Allentown for disposal of the city’s trash … more

Waste Incineration

Note: Much of this material was originally posted as a call to action regarding the City of Allentown’s proposal to contract with Delta Thermo Energy to build a ‘Waste to energy’ plant in downtown Allentown. That proposal was approved and … more

Echoes from the 1960s

by Ted Morgan Billionaire George Soros recently warned that the world capitalist system faced the potential of massive street violence—if not collapse. Mainstream discourse has failed to give due credence to the most widely shared argument of Occupiers: our democracy … more