Monthly Archives: June 2011

Groundswell Flier

Groundswell – the new campaign for a State College Environmental Bill of Rights and Natural Gas Drilling Ban – now has a Facebook page. They’ve also got a new flier for their campaign kick-off celebration this Saturday, July 2. For … Continue reading

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State College Food Security – Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who came out to the June 24 State College Food Security meeting. After reflecting on the discussion for the past few days, I think we should move ahead in a dual-track plan. People most interested in fundraising … Continue reading

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Fracking "Inherently Unprofitable;" There's "Always a Greater Sucker"

The New York Times has a fantastic story today about the overinflated economic projections of shale gas drillers. …“Money is pouring in” from investors even though shale gas is “inherently unprofitable,” an analyst from PNC Wealth Management, an investment company,  wrote to … Continue reading

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Environmental Bill of Rights & Natural Gas Drilling Ban – Campaign Launching

A group of local folks have just launched a petition drive to amend the State College home rule charter by ballot. Their goal is to get more than enough signatures to place the measure on the November ballot for a … Continue reading


"Localisation as economic development"

Rob Hopkins in The Guardian online: …”Localisation as economic development.” It’s a phrase that contains a very big idea. At present, our local economies function like leaky buckets, into which pour wages, salaries, pensions and so on, but most of … Continue reading

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I’ve been working on the “Web” page today – a list of organizations in and around Centre County whose members work on sustainability issues. I’ll continue to update it (adding Beech Creek Watershed Association, Bald Eagle Watershed Association, Moshannon Creek … Continue reading

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Job Posting – Energy Analysts at SEDA-COG in Lewisburg

Here is the link to the jobs posting, which is also available on the ERC’s Green Jobs site at and at under Notices and Employment.

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