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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

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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 |

Peter Crownfield: ‘Synthetic Turf Q & A’

A number of questions arise when people are considering synthetic turf or synthetic playground surfaces or running tracks. Some of the most common concern health & safety claims, other health concerns, cost, and feasibility for high-use fields. (For additional information, … more

Posted in Air, Climate, Endocrine Disruptors, Environmental Health, PM2.5 – fine particulate pollution, Schools & Learning, Soil, Synthetic Turf, Waste, Water & Watersheds |

Peter: COP-21 News Recap

If you’ve been following the Moravian College at the UNFCCC blog, you know by now that a historic agreement was finally reached in Paris this Saturday.  It is historic in that 180 nations made pledges to take steps to reduce … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Community Rights, Demand Reduction, Economic Justice, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Habitat, Human Rights, Quality of Life, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Social Justice, Stewardship, Sustainabilty & Health, Violence Against Women, Waste, Wildlife |

Sustainability Doings: November 27, 2015 – “Best/Worst of Times?”

A time to celebrate. A time to mourn. President Obama announced his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline on November 6. Calls to celebrate the victory are in from 350.org; Sierra Club; CREDO Action; Berks Gas Truth; NRDC; and others. … more

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Peter’s blog: ‘Thanksgiving’

At its best, Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday—a chance to reflect and appreciate life. Unfortunately, it is often dedicated to watching football, arguing politics, and consuming vast quantities of food—and, in the process, celebrating the myth of the ‘first thanksgiving’. … more

Posted in Arts & Culture, Capitalism, Collaborative Efforts, Diversity & Heritage, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Industrial Food Production, Minority Rights, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, The Americas |

Peter’s blog: ‘Facts & Fiction’

I saw my copy of A People’s History of the United States the other day, and it reminded me that many of the ‘facts’ we learn in school or read in the media turn out to be false—news & ‘history’ … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Community Rights, Democracy, Economic Justice, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Immigrants' Rights, Justice System, Militarism, Minority Rights, People Power v. State Power, Quality of Life, Social Justice, Workers' Rights |