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
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
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We are still accepting submissions for the Spring '22 booklet. Please consider submitting your work! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions or concerns … [Read more...] about Sustainable Lehigh Valley Spring ’22 Booklet Submissions
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
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!
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!
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?”