Author Archives: pkc
[Updated March 18, 2015] The following open letter is prompted by several stories in the Express-Timesand Morning Call reporting that almost all of our high schools already have synthetic turf fields (as do most colleges and universities in the Lehigh Valley)—and the few … more
posted 2/6/16: “Where was I going to draw the line [between beings it was okay and not okay to kill]? Mammals, fish, insects, plants, plankton, bacteria? If ‘what’ became ‘who’, then what would be left to eat? I have my … more
Resources for the Climate & Sustainability in School project Following is a partial list of resources we think are useful in exploring ways to improve coverage of sustainability concerns in K–12 schools. — Teaching Activities & Lessons — The Zinn … more
Since we first raised concerns last winter, new reports have confirmed the presence of multiple carcinogens in crumb rubber infill — and that annual costs for artificial turf are much higher than for natural turf. Carcinogens — A June 2015 Yale … more
January 2016 – More reports & news coverage: Cancer list Keeps Growing | EHHI NBC News coverage (October 2015): Mom of Goalie Who Died of Cancer Wants Answers on Artificial Turf NBC News’ original investigation on this story (2014) Senators … more
Thoughts and observations by Peter Crownfield, one of the founding members of the Alliance.