by Molly Majewicz As consumers, it is important for us to be aware of the types of chemicals or ingredients that are in our common household products. Endocrine disruptors are synthetic chemicals that have harmful effects on the endocrine system—this system consists of the glands and hormones that regulate various important functions in the body, like growth, stress … [Read more...] about Molly Majewicz: ‘All About Endocrine Disruptors’
by Molly Majewicz This year on Friday, April 22nd, the day was overcast and humid, but the predicted chance of rain didn’t deter many passionate Muhlenberg students and community members from creating a sustainability-centered fair, of sorts. On-campus groups like EnACT, the Community Garden Club (who taught gardening lessons that afternoon), and the Sodexo Dining Hall Chefs, … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2016: An Experience at Muhlenberg College
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 on China and human rights policies; the third session I went to was centered around political power and change; and, finally, … [Read more...] about Molly Majewicz: ‘Reactions to the 2016 SRSJ Conference’
By Molly Majewicz The Social Research Social Justice Annual Conference, held this year on April 8th, began in 2003 at Muhlenberg College in a collaborative effort between the faculty and students. The goal, as Muhlenberg’s website states, is to “create a forum outside of their classes to discuss issues of social justice in a democratic society.” According to the National … [Read more...] about Social Research Social Justice: The Wide Variety of Presentations in 2016
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 college campuses have been integrating sustainability efforts into everyday life. Colleges in the Lehigh Valley have been taking … [Read more...] about Molly Majewicz: ‘Teach Our Children Well: Bringing Sustainability into Grade School’
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 the opportunity to attend the LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference of 2016 at Lehigh University. The first part of morning consisted of a … [Read more...] about Molly Majewicz: ‘LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference 2016’
by Molly Majewicz At the LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference on February 20, 2016, keynote speaker Dr. Shana Weber, Director of the Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, urged the forward-thinking students and faculty present to strongly think about ethos—our character, our set of values—and not just our personal ethos, but our campus and national ethos. In her … [Read more...] about Campus Sustainability: A Window into How We Can Change National Ethos
By Molly Majewicz At the LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference on February 20th, food on college campuses was a big topic of discussion. In congruence with the keynote speaker’s main message of changing campus ethos, many of the sessions that day featured presentations about how the participating schools were changing the food and dining options in and around campus. For more … [Read more...] about Campus Sustainability? Yum!
By Molly Majewicz The LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference on February 20th featured a number of specialized sessions where various aspects of sustainability were explored in depth. They ranged from power conservancy to sustainable agriculture, to school-to-farm efforts, and community relations via farmers’ markets. The majority of the presentations showed the huge leaps … [Read more...] about Campus Sustainability: How LVAIC universities are making big changes!