Sustainability Action Programs
Prime Farmland Preservation
The Sustainability Action Network actively participates in the development and adoption of plans to protect Capability I & II farmland from urban development and industrial land uses.
Local Money and Local Food
To foster money literacy, or how money works, while implementing a local currency tied to local food, being that food is already a popular commodity for local exchange.
For nine years, Pipeline Fighters and Water Protectors have been fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, which is abusing eminent domain for private gain, trampling sovereign rights, and threatening our land, water and climate. The final regulatory hurdle for KXL is at...read more
During the 1970's energy crisis, Daniel Nocera became interested in the chemistry of plant photosynthesis as the best source of energy. Most of society's energy derives from photosysnthesis, stored chemically in plant cells. Eating plants or animals that ate plants...read more
What's the cleanest most efficient form of transport? What is the most cost effective solar technology? When considering, don't mistake sophistication for elegance. If humans want to fix our society before it all implodes, we need to chose solutions that actually...read more
We will either go extinct or come home to reality. Anything that is unsustainable will at some point not be sustained, it’s self terminatingread more
Are you one of the 59% of Lawrencians who would bicycle more if it were safe? Is a bike lane six-inch paint line no margin for safety? Do you not let your children bicycle to school? We've waited 41 years since the Pedalplan was adopted but not enacted, and it's...read more
The deadline to send comments to the KCC is Friday, 26 May 2017, 5:00pm. After Westar Energy asked the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) in 2015 if they could raise their monthly residential service charge to $50 for folks with rooftop solar or small wind, Westar...read more
In August of 2016, we reported that an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude with an epicenter near Pawnee OK was felt on 27 August across the Midwest, including in Lawrence KS. The Oklahoma Geological Survey said that it considers the cause very likely to be wastewater wells...read more
For a livable planet, humans must not just reduce our emissions, but we must remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Forests do that, without any effort by humans.read more
Peter Linebaugh,s gives us a great review of Massimo de Angelis' book Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism . It made me want to go out and get the book. Linebaugh fills in much in the broad story of the privatized of the...read more
The squeaky wheel gets the grease, as the saying goes. Be a squeaky wheel for a safe bicycle transportation networkread more
Sustainability Action Initiatives: Public Policy and Local Issues