Spring 2015—This spring, our primary focus is on the health impacts of synthetic turf, with a goal of developing recommendations to guide schools & other institutions. As with our other internship projects, interns continue to use research & analysis to rethink the way we do things. Most projects are designed to help make the Lehigh Valley more sustainable while giving students hands-on experience.
We continue to support and work with a variety of efforts to help people get healthy food by promoting school & community gardens and access to food that truly supports health & sustainability. For an overview of the issues, see Healthy Food for Healthy Communities or our page on Sustainable Campus Dining Resources.
Likely projects for this summer are continuing to raise awareness about health impacts from synthetic turf and the importance of healthy food—great opportunities for students with an interest in communication! See our Summer Internships page for more information.