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.
Friday, 2 February 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm Douglas County Fair Grounds, Dreher Building, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence KS 66046 The Sustainability Action 2018 Annual Meeting will host a panel discussion on "Protecting Water in Kansas: Quality and Availability", with a local,...read more
More than war and violence - more than smoking, hunger, or natural disasters - more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. More people are prematurely killed worldwide each year from polluted air and water, at least 9 million, than the total number of people...read more
CleanAirNow is dedicated to improving air quality in Kansas City and the surrounding region, particularly in communities suffering the greatest health burden,read more
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
Sustainability Action Initiatives: Public Policy and Local Issues