Entries of interest tagged with: community building

fyi: ‘Dharma Moon Shangha’

The Alliance team working on the 2018 Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet failed to list Dharma Moon Shangha in the “Directory of Organizations That Promote Sustainable Communities” section. Dharma Moon Shangha is listed in the online Directory, but we think it important to call … more

Capitalism

Capitalism is an economic system where owners — those with capital —control business and the means of production. In general, this allows the owner to take and accumulate the surplus value produced by workers, thus reinforcing the capitalist owners’ wealth, … more

‘We Need to Hold Boys Accountable’

“Boys will be boys,” the mother says as her son pulls a girl’s hair because he wants her toys. “Boys will be boys,” the teacher responds dismissively as they hear high school boys objectifying a female student. “Boys will be … more

‘Decolonizing America for a Sustainable Future’

by Maison Allen What if Europeans never settled in North America? Would the land in this country have remained unharmed? Would the environment be in better condition than it is today? Unlike colonists, the Native people did not treat the … more

Guns: don’t ban, regulate!

On February 14, 2018, another school was terrorized by gun violence. In Parkland Florida, 17 victims were killed at the hands of a malicious shooter who rampaged through Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. While this is a tragedy, it is … more

How Are Our Problems Connected?

As my semester at Moravian College and my internship with Alliance come to an end, I’ve been ask to write a piece that weaves my semester’s work together. In the past few months, I’ve been able to write pieces that … more

The Importance of Black Panther

It’s been about two months since the release of Marvel’s Black Panther and somehow, it’s still turning up a significant profit weekend after weekend. In fact, it just surpassed Titanic on the list of highest-grossing films of all time. This … more

Black Lives for Gun Control

Plastered on the cover of the April 2nd issue of Time magazine are the prominent members of the #NeverAgain movement, with the bold enlarged caption, “Enough.” These students have been leading a revolution of sorts. After the tragic school shooting … more

Teaching About Food, Climate, and Sustainability

by Alyssa Fama Growing up, I always admired the beauty of nature and the world around me; blossoming flowers in the spring, the buzzing of insects during the summer, changing leaf colors in the fall and the silent snowfall in … more

Voices of the Valley

This category includes Focus On… pages and blog posts, but most posts on the Alliance’s own blogs are not categorized as ‘Voices of the Valley’, so you might be interested in looking at them as well: Out of Left Field … more