Some questions we might raise about this basic necessity:
Do all people have access to decent shelter? Is “owning” your own home miring you in debt? Does the place you live in have a small carbon footprint? Would alternative arrangements, like cohousing and land trusts, be more manageable and provide a better sense of home and of community, a better quality of life? But first, a word from our sponsor.
Alliance General Meeting
Wed – 1/29/14 – 6:30-8:30 pm at Moravian College, Main Campus, HUB — Air Products room across from the Information desk
On the Agenda:
- Joyce Marin, will speak about Renew LV and Envision LV projects for 2014.
- The Alliance will also be discussing
- The proposed Community Dialogue (Series?) on What is to be done/ What are we to do about the Climate Crisis?
- 2014 Sustainable Lehigh Valley directory
Home, Homelessness, the Interests of the Residents
How Do You Envision Home?
RenewLV (A Campaign to Renew Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania) has posted TEN housing plan meetings on the Envision Lehigh Valley Facebook page taking place in Jan. and Feb. This is a great opportunity for you to find a meeting near you and contribute your thoughts and ideas about what housing choices you would like to see in the region. Ideas will be incorporated into a Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s formal New Housing Plan, so this is an historic opportunity to contribute your ideas and have them included in the formal planning for the region.
The New Regional Housing Plan Discussions have been scheduled all around the Lehigh Valley in late January and early February. Surely one is convenient to you! Find a discussion and participate in Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s efforts to have you answer the question, “How to do you envision home?”
Here’s the link:
GRAND of the Lehigh Valley is a new non-profit organization, Grass-Roots Alliance for Neighborhood Development, is a consortium of various organizations highly focused on helping the homeless in Allentown, PA.
Safe Harbor Easton is a transitional homeless shelter dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women and to helping them to achieve a better way of life. To that end, Safe Harbor Easton provides safe, secure housing and case management for all clients. It is our mission to see that everyone who comes to us is given the means and opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and recovery.
The Interests of the Residents?
Info from “Allen Township residents speak out against huge FedEx Ground plant” (Chris Post, 1/20/14): More than 180 residents addressed the Allen Township Planning Commission on 1/20/14, speaking against a proposed massive FedEx distribution center that would operate 24/7 in the pastoral setting of the township. Resident John Mattaboni said, “The township has a history of letting developers do whatever they please. We’re hoping they respect the will of the citizens of Allen Township and not cater to the desires of out-of-state developers and global mega-corporations.”
Art of Living Foundation – seeks to help build a global society focused on the strength, peace, and joy that lie at the core of every human being by nurturing the spirit, and compassion of every individual.
Classical Reiki Pennsylvania – We offer instruction in traditional Japanese Reiki and provide Reiki treatments to assist in managing stress-related conditions as well as preparing people for surgery.
Lehigh Valley Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) – our local branch strives to unite working people for a world without bosses or hierarchies, with better working conditions and justice on the job.
To promote the building of sustainable communities, we invite you to:
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Help make the changes in the Lehigh Valley you’d like to make!
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Martin Boksenbaum, sustainability doings editor