What’s next?

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?

FERGUSON PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY IS A SOUND INVESTMENT

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

Ferguson Township’s Public Works Facility: A Step Toward the Future?

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?

Is the State College Borough Council trying to undermine democracy? Some of them are.

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.

It’s like taking 4,800 cars off the road

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

Vote Prasenjit Mitra for Ferguson Township on Nov. 5th!

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!

Resounding Threats. Threatening Sounds. Metal as the sound of global risk.

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.