The word conservation is used in many ways but generally means the protection and preservation of natural life and biodiversity.
Regional approaches that include the Greater Lehigh Valley:
- Mid-Atlantic Highlands: The Mid-Atlantic Highlands’ critical resources are severely threatened by suburban sprawl and industrial development. This region lies within two hours travel of more than 20 million people, supplies drinking water to 15 million people, and provides critical wildlife habitat for more than 70 species of migratory songbirds and mammals. See the website of the PA Highlands Conservation Information Center.
by Joris Rosse Trees have just become a far more important aspect of our lives than they had been before climate change. Trees, large and small, provide crops, firewood, fruit, lumber, wind breaks, and healings. Through photosynthesis, carbon from the … more
PennEast is a high-volume, high-pressure pipeline designed to transport natural gas from the fracking fields of northern PA through the Lehigh Valley and on to markets in other areas [perhaps overseas]. As with any major construction project, impacts on natural resources … more
Climate and Sustainability Commitment (As adopted by the Bethlehem Area School District, 28 April 2014) “Changes to Pennsylvania’s climate are happening now. While there is uncertainty as to the extent and timing of these impacts, it is undeniable that action … more
Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Envision LV’s draft report on the Environment—whether it’s a response to what they included or something you think needs to be added. The draft report on the Environment … more
Environmental degradation caused by human activity is rapidly rendering the planet uninhabitable. For thousands of generations the planet’s resources were sufficiently plentiful and resilient to withstand our destructive activities. No longer. When Jefferson was president there were less people in … more
Like most other areas of our lives, events are usually organized without a commitment to minimize their impact on our ecosystems, health, and sustainability. [Coming soon: Resources to help plan events that have minimal impact on global warming and sustainability, … more