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PennEast Pipeline – Considerations for Communities

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

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Regenerative Organic Agriculture Reverses Climate Change!

The following is the executive summary from Rodale Institute’s white paper titled ‘Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming’: We are at the most critical moment in the history of our species, as manmade changes … more

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Food & Health – Research citations

References [updated December 2014] [Citations that include a filename (ending in .pdf) indicate that we have the PDF of that study – contact Peter Crownfield for more information] Altieri, M. “Enhanced Pest Management Through Soil Health: Toward a Belowground Habitat Management … more

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Envision LV – Economic Development

Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Envision LV’s draft report on economic development in the Lehigh Valley—whether it’s a response to what they included or something you think needs to be added. Read the … more

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Farmworker Health & Safety

By Sapna E. Thottathil* [This article was originally published in Greenhealth Magazine.] As the health care sector steps forward in support of healthy and sustainable food systems, two critical considerations are the health and safety of the workers producing our foods. … more

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What Part Is Labor Playing in the Transition?

Working class. Ahhh. To someone steeped in the leftist lingo freely expressed in the New York City of the 1960s, with its peace, civil rights, labor, and leftist activism, it’s refreshing to hear such culturally repressed language out in the … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Agriculture, Building Community, Cooperatives, Corporate Personhood, Economic Justice, Going Local, Local Businesses, Social Justice, Transitions, Workers' Rights |

A Growing Community

The Lafayette College Community Garden is my favorite place to be. But what makes it so special? The essence of community: I’m not just growing food for myself, but we’re all growing food for ourselves and our loved ones, together. … more

Posted in Agriculture, Building Community, Campus Sustainability, Community Gardening, Composting, Food for Health, Land Use, Sustainable Growing |

A Local Food Economy

Obtaining more of our food from local sources is a great way to strengthen the local economy and obtain fresh, healthful food at the same time. If we’re going to increase local food production, of course, it’s essential to make … more

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Endocrine Disruptors – a Major Threat

The problem of endocrine disruption seems to be overlooked by many people, but scientists and health experts raised a warning ['The Wingspread Statement'] over 20 years ago. Especially when exposure occurs at vulnerable points in development—during pregnancy or infancy—even incredibly … more

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