Author Archives: pkc

Disruption of Ecology & Health

The current system is based primarily on economic factors, and the impacts on ecological systems & environmental health externalized (excluded from the economic costs). Endocrine Disruptors

The best argument can’t always win

by Sarabeth Brockley But does arguing at least get us somewhere? To test this, a group of students at Lehigh University staged an information stake-out in the center of the campus on Friday night with an objective: invite their peers … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Climate, Climate, Environmental Justice, Stewardship |

William Rivers Pitt, via pkc: ‘The Lost, Lingering Legacy of RFK’

I remember when Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, and it was another dark moment in 1968, following the assassination of MLK a couple of months earlier. Much of the hope he inspired has been laid to waste. Some of you who … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Discrimination, Diversity & Heritage, Economic Justice, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Poverty, Resilience, Social Justice |

Resources on Action Research

Thanks to Moravian College students Brianne Schoolcraft ’15 & Christopher Ossont ’15 for compiling these resources! Action Research This page offers a helpful look at the definition and origin of Action Research, as well as an overview of the … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Democratic Education, Re-skilling, Rethinking…, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, Sustainability Education |

‘April’, by Sarah Mantz

In 1994, this poem by Sarah Mantz, then a sophomore at Salisbury High School, was selected as a winner in an Earth Day writing contest sponsored by the Lehigh County Office of Solid Waste Management. (Her winning poem was also … more

Posted in Air, Arts & Culture, Climate, Conservation, Habitat, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship, Waste, Water & Watersheds |

Essays from Sustainable Lehigh Valley 2014

Climate Action, Structure, Power , by Martin Boksenbaum Creating a Local Climate for Community Conversation and Action, 
by Diane Husic The Legal Alien, 
by Ida Halleröd Sharing My Grandfather’s Tale, 
by Dick Lane Empowerment and Engagement for Sustainability and Climate … more

Sustainability Tracking & Assessment

The STARS [Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System] developed by AASHE uses a detailed checklist to rate campuses in each of the following areas [based on STARS 2.0]: Education & Research Curriculum: It is important for institutions to have education programs … more

Posted in Adaptive Reuse, Air, Bicycling, Biodiversity, Building Community, Buildings, Campus Sustainability, Climate, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Community Gardening, Composting, Conservation, Demand Reduction, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food for Health, Fossil Fuels, Going Local, Green Building, Human Rights, Industrial Food Production, Local Food, Public Transit, Renewable Energy, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Sustainable Living, Transportation, Unsustainable Energy, Walking, Waste, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife, Workers' Rights |

Elements of Campus Sustainability

There are many inter-related and interdependent factors that contribute to campus sustainability.  This section looks at two ways to organize the different aspects of sustainability for campuses. The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future, outlines four interdependent … more

Posted in Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Climate, Demand Reduction, Environment & Ecosystems, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food for Health, Going Local, Green Building, Human Rights, Local Food, Place & Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing, Transportation, Workers' Rights |


(Primary, Elementary, & Secondary) This is a starting point for finding information & resources related to schools, including education-sustainability connections. This section is still under development, but currently covers several key areas, including the following: Bethlehem Area School District’s Climate … more

Envision LV – Education

Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Education as it affects plans for a sustainable Lehigh Valley. Envision LV does not have a draft report on Education, although other components of the plan may cover … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Building Community, Militarism in schools, Precautionary Principle, Re-skilling, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, Sustainability Education, Youth Development |