Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

I've continue to find it both interesting and disgusting how the US Court System, which prides itself on "impartiality", has and continues to promote intolerance, inequality and environmental degradation with each new order. In this inherently flawed system made primarily for and by rich, white, christian, heterosexual males, I hope the appointment of this first Latina to the bench makes a difference. We know the true difference will only be made once all folks receive even distributions of benefits and burdens, through great systemic change, but for now, this seems like one of the better things President Obama has done. Now let's think about how we can steer him away from continuing to bomb the civilians of Pakistan as well as continue to believe he can eradicate all "terrorism" off this planet (among other things).

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gay Marriage Inequality Stands in "Progressive" California?

Breaking news that does not promote peace, justice or sustainability-

Save the Peaks!

All information about the campaign to save the sacred San Francisco Peaks can be found at:

This case is one that can clearly summate what the Peace, Justice and Sustainability Blog is all about. If the great injustice of the US Court system overturns the appeal of the USFS to expand the Arizona Snowbowl Ski area, which also includes using reclaimed wastewater to make artificial snow, peace, justice , and work towards sustainable land management will take a large step forward. Please support the Save the Peaks Coalition and check their website regularly to learn more about this case. A Master's Thesis from Humboldt State University also explores this case making recommendation for Sustainable Land Use Policy for this conflict. It can be found at:

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Holistic Sustainability encompasses an infinity of topics that make up its core. It's highly encouraged that any visitor to this site asks ANY question at any time, that anyone who wants to start a conversation of any related topic does so, and that no one at any time feels threatened or marginalized.

The following are some of the major topics that focus this Blog and will be discussed overtime. It is useful to note that in order for Holistic Sustainability to be achieved the Interlocking Systems of Oppression: Race, Culture, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Spirituality, Age, Ability, Appearance, Environment and Specie, must be understood, illuminated, and defeated.

-Social Movements
-Religious and/or Spiritual Tolerance
-Social Stratification
-Ecosystem Health: Wildlife Habitat Protection
-Water Quality and Privatization of Water
-Oceanic Health; Trash Island
-Food Politics
-Climate Change: Climate Justice, Air Quality, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Appropriate Technology
-Land Use:Development, Preservation, Conservation
-Activism: Innumerable forms such as efforts to defeat mountain top removal coal mining to the protection of Indigenous Peoples Sacred Sites
-Non-Violence (Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez) vs. Pacifism vs. Armed Resistance for Peace(Malcolm X, Zapatistas)
- Coexistence
-Food Not Bombs;
-Indigenous Resistance to Colonization and Neo-Colonialism
-Mountains, Tourism and Fresh Water
-Nuclear Power, War and Weapons
-Mainstream or Traditional Environmentalism vs. Sustainable Environmentalism

The Purpose of this Site

There are numerous organizations, individuals, communities, protests, movements, theories and actions working to enact Holistic Sustainability. This site seeks to provide a resource for those that believe in an equitable, just, healthy and safe existence on our planet. This Blog will serve as a place where knowledge can be both shared and produced, with the greater purpose being to understand why current existence is unsustainable, how it got that way, and what must happen in order for change to take place that implements and honors the ethical standpoint of Holistic Sustainability.

The Definition of Holistic Sustainability: To promote, facilitate and practice fair and equitable means of coexistence for humanity, non-human species and the Earth to be restored and maintained, for the total biotic system to flourish now and in future generations to come. The definition that guides the “Peace, Justice, and Sustainability” site seeks to explore ways to implement social, economic and environmental justice.

Posts on this site may, can and will take many forms in order to promote Holistic Sustainability. New resources will be updated periodically, which will include website links, organizational information, literature discussions, theoretical discussions, current events as well as past critiques of all things that will help one understand Holistic Sustainability. Whether you're an activist, an aspiring activist, or someone that wants to learn or confront the merits of Holistic Sustainability, this site will be such a tool for networking and exchange.