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Colleges Lead the Way

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (‘LVAIC’) held its third valley-wide Campus Sustainability Conference in February. Keynote speaker Shana S. Weber, who directs the Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, kicked off the day with a talk on the … more

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Regenerative Organic Agriculture Reverses Climate Change!

The following is the executive summary from Rodale Institute’s white paper titled ‘Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming’: We are at the most critical moment in the history of our species, as manmade changes … more

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Principles of Ecology

The principles of ecology were derived from years of observation about how things work in natural systems, including Aldo Leopold’s observations and insights (many of them chronicled in his now-famous Sand County Almanac…). Leopold broadened ecological thinking from a biology-centered … more

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Transition to Sustainability Without Marcellus Shale Gas

by Joris Rosse It is our fate to be saddled with feeling our way to an honorable transition from the failed market states to a possible new culture to be nurtured by the exhilarating renewal of an earlier eco wisdom paradigm. … more

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Mobilize Now!

by Joris Rosse Abrupt and extreme climate crisis requires all-out emergency mobilization! This is a call for General Mobilization. We must respond with our utmost willpower and intention to mitigate the existing extreme climate emergency crisis. Well-informed local citizens have … more

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Global Climate Instability and Feedback Loops Require Total Mobilization

by Joris Rosse In the extreme, Climate Instability can lead to infinitely destructive and unmanageably chaotic effects, namely the irreversible runaway greenhouse. This issue deserves top priority, as it threatens all life on the Planet. Feedback Loops kick in when … more

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