Friends, Tomorrow morning, it’ll be official. I’m running for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 171st legislative District which includes parts of Centre and Mifflin Counties. Fundamentally, this came down to a conversation I had with Lexie a few months ago. I love my home. I believe in the dignity of all people, their livelihoods, and the … More I’m running for the the PA Legislature
In the last decade I lost my dad, performed covers of Iron Maiden and Slayer, put my kid on the school bus for the first time, worked as a Sustainability Director at a boy’s boarding school, got divorced, worked on a farm, finished a Ph.D., wrote a book, started and still work at Penn State’s … More What’s next?
From the Centre Daily Times, Nov. 22, 2019 On Wednesday, the Centre Daily Times featured a story on Ferguson Township’s Public Works Facility. Ferguson’s Board approved a bond ordinance and awarded contracts for an exciting and necessary project. The CDT rightly noted the fact that the township recognized demand for the project 20 years ago, … More FERGUSON PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY IS A SOUND INVESTMENT
UPDATE: After a very thoughtful, detailed, and careful discussion, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to proceed with the project, pass a bond ordinance, and award bids. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Board, staff, and citizens! Tonight, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors is voting on a major investment, a $6+ million investment in … More Ferguson Township’s Public Works Facility: A Step Toward the Future?
Thank you council members and members of the public. My name is Peter Buckland. I live in College Township. In the interest of full disclosure regarding my remarks, I work at Penn State University and have served in local government in elected and appointed positions. I speak to you during this special session as an … More Is the State College Borough Council trying to undermine democracy? Some of them are.
So I’ve been chairing an intergovernmental solar power purchase agreement working group. It’s a coalition of municipal and county governments, one school district, and a few authorities looking to buy some or all of our electricity from solar. All told, we purchase about 28,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. There is interest from a housing authority, … More It’s like taking 4,800 cars off the road
I’m supporting Prasenjit Mitra for Ferguson Township to fill the seat I previously held. He is a perfect candidate for these times of rapid change. Mitra is a thoughtful and active community member. Everyone is rightly concerned with regional growth. As just one example, consider how long we have been wrestling over the Whitehall Road … More Vote Prasenjit Mitra for Ferguson Township on Nov. 5th!
This Friday at noon, come to Penn State’s HUB to see my presentation “Resounding Threats. Threatening Sounds.” as part of the Sustainability Showcase series. What does a global threat sound like? The Pentagon, the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists all diagnose risks to global society. In the formal language … More Resounding Threats. Threatening Sounds. Metal as the sound of global risk.
Join members of the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium to deliberate about climate change and build our capacity for citizenship on November 9th. All over the country, citizens are concerned about climate change. And young people, as the Climate Strikes show clearly, are most concerned of all. But what can we as citizens do about it? … More It’s time for higher education to engage democracy and climate change.
As Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider Man), “With great power comes great responsibility.” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced today that he’s moving to get the Commonwealth into the northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). In a statement, Wolf said, “Climate change is the most critical environmental threat confronting the world, and power generation … More With great power comes great responsibility: Pennsylvania joins RGGI