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Sustainability and Marcellus Shale Development Conference—September 27, Harrisburg

On Friday, September 27, 2013, Widener University Law School in Harrisburg will hold a first-of-its-kind conference on sustainability and Marcellus Shale development. Pennsylvania is the epicenter of a rapidly evolving national effort to develop deep shale gas reserves. This conference … Continue reading

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Greenfest Philly—September 8, Philadelphia

From the Clean Air Council (http://www.cleanair.org/): Save the date! Greenfest Philly, Philadelphia’s largest environmental festival, returns to Headhouse Square on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Greenfest is the place to learn about living sustainably while having fun! This event has something … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): It sounds like simple advice: “Eat your fruits and veggies.” But it’s not so easy. Our country spends too much money subsidizing crops like corn and soybeans that get turned into processed junk … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support a Full, Multi-Year Reauthorization of the Farm Bill

From the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Our nation’s food and farm policies, as embodied in the farm bill, affect people from rural America to inner cities, from our local communities to less industrialized regions around the world. The farm … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Ban Fracking

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): As we heard in his inauguration speech last week, President Obama is getting serious about fighting climate change and investing in renewable energy. Today, we want him to hear from 10,000 citizens that fracking … Continue reading

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Power for Pennsylvania: Climate Change and Faith-Based Action—October 14, Harrisburg

From Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (http://www.paipl.org): Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2 – 6 p.m. Unitarian Church of Harrisburg 1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113 The PA-IPL Annual Meeting will gather over 100 religious leaders from across the state for … Continue reading

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New Book: Acting as if Tomorrow Matters

Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability (Environmental Law Institute 2012). Drawing on the expertise of more than four dozen sustainability practitioners in a variety of fields, the book teases from the limited progress made in the … Continue reading

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New Book Addresses Moving Toward Sustainability

A recently published article, Sustaining America, summarizes U.S. sustainability efforts over the two decades since the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development (or Earth Summit) in 1992. It also summarizes basic findings and recommendations from Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Resources for Schools

From The Story of Stuff Project (http://www.storyofstuff.org/):   Sharpen your (sustainably harvested wood) pencils:  school is back in session!   If you think schools should be supplementing reading, writing and arithmetic lessons with some schooling on those other three r’s … Continue reading

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