Author Archives: sustain

Julia’s blog: “Wrapping Up: Sustainability & Public Health”

The semester is coming to a close, which means it will be my last time posting on my blog. This experience of writing on this blog weekly has been a memorable one. Not only have I attempted to inform readers … more

Posted in Air, Asthma, Bicycling, Campus Sustainability, Childhood obesity, Economy, Business, & Money, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Food, Going Local, Health, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Public Transit, Sustainability & Business, Sustainability Education, Sustainable Growing, Transportation, Walking |

Julia’s blog: “A Sweet Problem: High Fructose Corn Syrup”

High fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is something that I keep coming back to, time and time again. What is so fascinating yet horrifying to me is the fact that many consumers, if not the majority, know how bad high … more

Posted in Childhood obesity, Food, Food for Health, Health, Local Food, Local Health Issues, School Food, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing |

Julia’s blog: “One for One”

Looking down at your feet, you may not notice anything out of the ordinary. You are most likely wearing a pair of shoes, and this pair of shoes may be one of five pairs of shoes that you have, or … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Environment & Ecosystems, Health, Schools & Learning, Sustainability Education, Sustainabilty & Health, Transportation, Walking |

Julia’s blog: “What is PM2.5?”

PM2.5 is around us, whether you know it or not. In general particulate matter, or PM, is the term for particles found in the air including dust, dirt, soot, and smoke. These particles can be suspended in the air for … more

Posted in Air, Asthma, Economy, Business, & Money, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Health, Local Health Issues, Sustainability Education, Sustainabilty & Health |

The Greenway

Have you ever heard of the Greenway located in South Side Bethlehem? I hadn’t until a few days ago, because I am not from the area, and I am completely amazed to find out that the Greenway exists. It is … more

Posted in Air, Asthma, Bicycling, Community – Empowerment, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Health, Local Health Issues, Sustainabilty & Health, Transportation, Walking |

Julia’s blog: Sustainable Living

After attending a “Brown Bag” luncheon given by Professor Ben Cohen of the Engineering Studies Department, I learned about the numerous efforts to build a sustainable local food system. It is no surprise to me that there are many ways … more

Posted in Agriculture, Campus Sustainability, Community Gardening, Economy, Business, & Money, Environment & Ecosystems, Food, Food Distribution, Going Local, Health, Local Businesses, Local Food, Sustainability & Business, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Growing |

BPA and Emotional Problems in Young Girls

Recently, there have been links between bisphenol A (‘BPA’) and emotional and behavioral problems in young girls. BPA is used to make plastic containers and the liner in canned foods. It is also found in dental sealants and some cash register … more

Posted in Food, Health |

Julia’s blog: “The Benefits of Natural Cosmetics”

The cosmetics business makes about $20 billion dollars a year. But it is one of the least regulated products on the market, which causes numerous toxins to be included in the products that many people use daily. The Federal Food, … more

Posted in Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, Health, Sustainabilty & Health, Waste |

The Internet: Changing the Human Mind

The pages are slipping through my fingers as I continue to read, page-by-page The Shallows by Nicholas Carr. I appreciate looking back and being able to physically see the amount of pages that I’ve read in a given amount of … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Energy, Media, Schools & Learning |

Your Habits & The Environment

After going home this weekend for Fall Break, I realized just how many of my habits are due to what was taught to me by parents. I really believe that this plays a huge role on the environment because some … more

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