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.
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
The Sustainability Action Network and Lawrence Creates Makerspace are selling thousands of pounds of items donated by KU students when they left the dormsread more
“We spend more money on researching longevity than any other thing we research” Bryan Welchread more
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
Sustainability Action Initiatives: Public Policy and Local Issues