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Anna Maria Caldara: ‘Protecting Children From Smart Boards’

From Anna Maria Caldara, Bangor PA, April 18, 2014: Are parents of toddlers aware that their children’s pre-school may contain a Smart Board? Installed as the latest learning tool, teachers probably do not realize that Smart Boards emit DNA-damaging radiation. … more

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Voices of the Valley: ‘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,

Voices of the Valley: ‘What’s YOUR vision for a sustainable Valley!?’

Envision Lehigh Valley is making a public outreach to engage the citizens of Northampton and Lehigh Counties and create a plan for a sustainable Lehigh Valley.  This work is a part of a federally-funded three year Sustainable Communities Planning Grant … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Asthma, Bicycling, Childhood obesity, Climate, Energy, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Fair Trade, Food, Food for Health, Going Local, Green Building, Human Rights, Industrial Food Production, Justice System, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Permaculture, Precautionary Principle, Public Transit, Schools & Learning, Social Justice, Sustainable Growing, Transportation, Unsustainable Transportation, Walking,

Voices of the Valley: “Pennsylvanians’ Pledge to Fight Shale Gas Industry Encroachment and Pollution”

From Berks Gas Truth re: Saying No to Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania. Take The Pledge We will fight for our air. We will fight for our water. We will fight for our food. We will fight for our HEALTH. We … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Building Community, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Fossil Fuels, Land Use, Law & Legislation, Shale gas, Stewardship, Unsustainable Energy, Water & Watersheds, | Tagged ,

Town Hall Wall 4-21-13

Comments posted (almost all are by other exhibiting groups) on the Town Hall Wall featured at the Alliance’s info table, Earth Day on the Greenway, SouthSide Bethlehem, 4-21-13, in response to question: “What Goals Would You Include in a Sustainability … more

Town Hall Wall 4-19-13

Comments posted (almost all are by other exhibiting groups) on the Town Hall Wall featured at the Alliance’s info table, Muhlenberg College, Earth Day, 4-19-13, in response to question: “What Goals Would You Include in a Sustainability Blueprint for the Lehigh … more

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Anna Maria Caldara: ‘Power Lines Threaten Lenape Trees’

by Anna Maria Caldara Ratepayers must be convinced that the Susquehanna to Roseland 500kV Electric Transmission Line project is necessary. To that end, JCP& L and PP&L have lobbied President Obama, who has recommended it be “fast-tracked.” Then maybe the … more

Posted in Biodiversity, Demand Reduction, Diversity & Heritage, Environmental Justice, Historic Preservation, Place & Infrastructure, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Stewardship,

Karen Feridun: ‘Protecting the Interests of the People’

When the residents of Lynn Township, Lehigh County discovered E.coli in their water wells, they approached their township supervisors, asking them to tell a local farmer to stop using fertilizer made from treated sewage sludge that goes by the green- … more

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Anna Maria Caldara: ‘Saying No to Toxic Waste Dumping’

Bangor, Pennsylvania was once the slate-producing capital of the world. Now the abandoned quarries are candidates for toxic dumping. For over 30 years, one particular quarry has been receiving truckloads of ash from the GenOn coal plant in Mt.Bethel. The … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Community – Empowerment, Fossil Fuels, Land Use, Stewardship, Unsustainable Energy, Waste,

Doug Roysdon: ‘Our Cultural Infrastructure’

It is a great luxury to live in a community with both a growing entertainment industry and a thriving cultural infrastructure. Together, these community assets bring excitement, employment and prosperity to the Valley. But, maintaining a working relationship between the … more

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