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.
The Ogallala Aquifer (technically the High Plains Aquifer) underlies an area in eight states, of approximately 174,000 sq mi, being one of the world's largest aquifers. 30,800 square miles of that is in western and central Kansas, 900 sq mi in Colorado, 20,600 sq mi...read more
There are two kinds of wells used for fossil fuels: extraction wells to draw either petroleum or natural gas from geological formations, and injection wells to force liquids under high pressure deep down underground. Injection wells can be of three types. The first...read more
It may come to light that Trump gained occupancy of the White House fraudulently, and has presumed the power to wreak havoc on our environmental protections. But consider the parallel case in Brazil, different only in that the actors are more amateurish. Michel Temur...read more
Of the world's 500 biggest corporations, just 50 of them are generating 75% of the greenhouse gases from corporate sources. According to a 2013 article in the Sustainable Business Journal, "At least 17 of the worst 50 are U.S. companies, many of them in the oil...read more
The organizing cohesiveness of BOLD Nebraska over the years to forge common ground between disparate socio-political interests fighting Keystone XL has been instructive and inspirational. While adjoining states, and U.S. officials alike, have had mixed success...read more
Lawrence Kansas Native Erin Brockovich posted on social media about the proposed Tonganoxie, Kansas Tyson Slaughter House "Mothers have sent me photographs of their children at the local baseball field just blocks from the location of the proposed slaughter house,"...read more
Stretched along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are some 840 petrochemical plants and refineries, as well as above-and-below ground oil storage tanks, and gas and oil export terminals. In addition, a large number of the more than 170 Texas Superfund sites are...read more
Bill McKibben has written an article describing not just the advisability of, but the financial feasibility of supplanting fossil fuels with solar and wind electricity. He points out that our industrial society is on a trajectory toward 100% renewable energy for...read more
It appears that during this Trump era, the EPA is under unprecedented assault, with Scott Pruitt bending or neutering its regulations to favor corporate interests. But this has always been the goal of the laissez-faire deregulation crowd. The main difference now is...read more
There are, on average, two solar eclipses per year in various locations on Earth. Rarely do they cross the United States. In 1979, an eclipse's path of totality passed through four northwest states. On 10 May 1994, another eclipse was visible in much of the United...read more
Sustainability Action Initiatives: Public Policy and Local Issues