Settler colonialism, and the capitalism that accompanied it, is not only responsible for slavery and the genocide of Indigenous peoples. One of the major effects on the environment was treating it as a commodity or proper that people could own. Most Indigenous people recognized the living environment as a collection of interconnected beings, which is why the most effective … [Read more...] about Climate Colonialism / Carbon Colonialism
How electric vehicles can actually undermine a sustainable future
EVs support and require the mindset that it's OK to expand mineral extraction at the expense of poor people in other countries to supply whatever 'we' want for out lifestyles. The following blurb is taken from Marx's book, but you may want to read Ian Morse's review of three recent books on this. Morse's Green Rocks newsletter focuses on the potential (and real) conflict … [Read more...] about How electric vehicles can actually undermine a sustainable future
Sustainable Lehigh Valley Spring ’22 Booklet Submissions
We are still accepting submissions for the Spring '22 booklet. Please consider submitting your work! Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns … [Read more...] about Sustainable Lehigh Valley Spring ’22 Booklet Submissions
An exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz on the Climate Crisis and a Global Green New Deal
Labor Unions Rally Behind California’s Zero-Emissions Climate Plan PollinA Green New Deal Program for California PollinBe Careful What Energy You Wish For Fitz Response to Don Fitz PollinAgainst Overproduction Fitz Discussion of a specific Green New Deal program for California. Interviews conducted by C.J. Polychroniou Interviews originally appeared in … [Read more...] about An exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz on the Climate Crisis and a Global Green New Deal
New issue of Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet!
We finally finished the Spring 2021 issue of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet! (The PDF version is available now, and printed booklets should be ready by mid-April.) The new issue includes thought-provoking essays, poems that can help awaken new perspectives and insights, and some wonderful drawings and paintings! As editorial intern Tara … [Read more...] about New issue of Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet!
Clean electricity within 15 years!
According to a new study, if the US replaced all fossil-fuel equipment (including power plants) with solar or wind, the results would be amazing: 100% clean energy within 15 years25 million new jobs during the transition, with 5 million permanent jobs — well-paid jobs that cannot be outsourced! the average household would save ~$1,000/year on its energy bills global warming … [Read more...] about Clean electricity within 15 years!
Sustainability Doings: November 27, 2015 – “Best/Worst of Times?”
A time to celebrate. A time to mourn. President Obama announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline on November 6. Calls to celebrate the victory are in from 350.org; Sierra Club; CREDO Action; Berks Gas Truth; NRDC; and others. More than 200,000 people have been killed in the four-and-a-half-year Syrian civil war. The linked September 14, 2015 New York Times article … [Read more...] about Sustainability Doings: November 27, 2015 – “Best/Worst of Times?”
Martin Boksenbaum: ‘Bonding With the Beauty of the Here and Now’
A major component of the Transition Movement's approach to bringing us away "from oil dependency to local resilience" is through "the heart", the title of Part Two of the Transition Handbook. How do we get an emotional buy-in to the changes needed? Well, Part Two is subtitled "Why Having a Positive Vision is Crucial." Rob Hopkins writes: "It is one thing to campaign against … [Read more...] about Martin Boksenbaum: ‘Bonding With the Beauty of the Here and Now’
Sustainability Doings: June 22, 2015 – “Doing Democracy”
Democracy: Easier Said Than Done Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate Change, while wonderfully thoughtful, insightful, and useful-information packed book, is weak in several areas one of which is the pivotal one of engaging, empowering, and enabling people, communities, NGOs, to take action via democratic organizational structures. She says, after … [Read more...] about Sustainability Doings: June 22, 2015 – “Doing Democracy”
Sustainability Doings: April 8, 2015 – “Dissidents, we?”
Maybe we are. Don't we actively challenge established doctrines, policies, and institutions? Some of us might like to call ourselves the more positive-sounding "civil society advocates" -- which seems to be a label popping up at the Summit of the Americas now going on in Panama. Being a "civil society advocate" is positively tame and a helluvalot less aggressive than being … [Read more...] about Sustainability Doings: April 8, 2015 – “Dissidents, we?”