June 19, 2012: Martin Boksenbaum, a Ph.D. in Anthropology, spent his first career in education: science teacher at Allen HS (retired); anthropology/sociology instructor at Queens College in New York City and at Northampton Community College and DeSales University in the Lehigh Valley.
His second career is that of community activist, a major component of which is with the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley, focusing on connections between a self-sustaining local economy, grass-roots democracy, local sustainable agriculture, food, nutrition, and health. One of the founding members of the Alliance, he is currently a member of its Steering Committee and active with various Alliance efforts including: Directory Team, Transitions Lehigh Valley, and communications (Sustainability Doings, Website). He is Alliance liaison to Green Drinks Lehigh Valley.
He is also Chapter Leader of The Weston A. Price Foundation-Lehigh Valley and is active with the LEPOCO Peace Center, Lehigh Valley Greens, Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association, and Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley.
He is also a former board member, board president, and newsletter editor of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.