Sustainability & Health
When people think about sustainability, they often focus on overconsumption of finite resources, reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause global warming, or the vast mountains of waste that will not biodegrade. Unfortunately, those definitions tend to overlook the fact that unsustainable practices and environmental pollution are major causes of illness (and even death).
Climate and Sustainability Commitment As responsible environmental stewards, school districts should address the climate challenge by reducing emissions and integrating sustainability into both their educational programs as well as into their support operations. School districts that proactively address environmental concerns … more
There are many inter-related and interdependent factors that contribute to campus sustainability. This section looks at two ways to organize the different aspects of sustainability for campuses. The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future, outlines four interdependent … more
Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on why Envision LV should include public health in its plan for a sustainable Lehigh Valley. Envision LV does not have a draft report on Public Health, although other … more
Use the comments feature on this page to add your thoughts on Envision LV’s draft report on transportation in the Lehigh Valley—whether it’s a response to what they included or something you think needs to be added. If you haven’t … more