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Peter: ‘Bearing the Cross’, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges wrote the following after attending the funeral of Daniel Berrigan: Bearing the Cross by Chris Hedges NEW YORK—I arrived early Friday morning, after walking through the rain, at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Greenwich Village for the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Militarism, Nonviolence, People Power v. State Power, Religion, Rethinking…, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Stewardship, System Change/Revolution, US Foreign Policy, War & Peace |

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions’

I’d written “A Re-Imagining of Passover’s Four Questions” and wanted to post it here, but I decided to check first with some of my Jewish friends about whether they thought it was offensive. It was supposed to be generally thought-provoking, … more

Posted in Discrimination, Human Rights, Rethinking…, Social Justice |

Samantha Keenan: ‘Reflections’

My internship with the Alliance for Sustainable Communities has helped me realize a lot about myself throughout the semester. It has given me opportunities to challenge myself, learn new skills, and apply my own work ethic and knowledge in a … more

Posted in Internships, Re-skilling, Schools & Learning |

Molly Majewicz: ‘All About Endocrine Disruptors’

by Molly Majewicz As consumers, it is important for us to be aware of the types of chemicals or ingredients that are in our common household products. Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that have harmful effects on the endocrine system—this … more

Posted in Endocrine Disruptors, Food, Health, & Healthcare, Health, Local Health Issues, Sustainabilty & Health, Sustainable Living |

Samantha Keenan: ‘New Green Hound Move Out’

Beginning this spring, Moravian College will be hosting an end-of-the-year collection program for students to donate clothing, food, and household items. Much like a similar program at Lehigh University, Moravian’s “Green Hound Move Out” program is directed towards students returning … more

Posted in Campus Sustainability, Community – Empowerment, Schools & Learning, Sustainable Living, Systemic Approaches |

Molly Majewicz: ‘All-Natural Replacements for Skin Care Products’

By Molly Majewicz As someone who has struggled with acne for years, I have tried almost every single product on the market, from over-the-counter cosmetics to prescriptions, and even the as-seen-on-TV products like ProActiv or EpiDuo. Last summer, I made … more

Posted in Health, Sustainable Living | Tagged

Molly Majewicz: ‘Reactions to the 2016 SRSJ Conference’

By Molly Majewicz As a first-time attendee of the Social Research Social Justice Conference at Muhlenberg College, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first session I attended focused on fat-shaming and body image; the second session I attended focused … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Diversity & Heritage, Environmental Health, Indigenous People, Justice System, LGBT Rights, Minority Rights, Social Justice, Systemic Approaches, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights |

Banning Styrofoam in the Lehigh Valley

Over the past few years, several cities have banned the use of styrofoam products. Last year, DART Industries claimed recycling was achievable and safe, and the ban was postponded in New York City. On February 29, 2016, Eric Goldstein wrote a blog … more

Posted in Collaborative Efforts, Habitat, Uncategorized, Waste |

Molly Majewicz: ‘Teach Our Children Well: Bringing Sustainability into Grade School’

By Molly Majewicz Right now, we are in limbo between two large, LVAIC-wide events: the sustainability conference and the Social Research Social Justice Conference that will be held this coming Friday. It is the perfect time to recognize how well … more

Posted in Campus Sustainability, Climate, Climate, Climate & Sustainability Education, Collaborative Efforts, Community – Empowerment, Energy, Renewable Energy, Rethinking…, Schools & Learning, Stewardship, System Change/Revolution, Systemic Approaches, Transitions, Youth Development |

Molly Majewicz: ‘LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference 2016′

I’d first like to start with a brief welcome to The Interns’ Corner, a place where interns working for the Alliance can post about relevant and interesting sustainability related topics. Look for more posts to come! Last weekend I had … more

Posted in Building Community, Campus Sustainability, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Collaborative Efforts, Community – Empowerment, Rethinking…, Stewardship, Sustainable Living, System Change/Revolution, Systemic Approaches, Transitions |