Author Archives: pkc

Editing & Publishing (Spring 2019)

Help publish the 2019 edition of the Alliance’s annual Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet. Update content, help select & edit essays and other written material, and learn to lay out the final publication using InDesign professional publishing software. [No previous InDesign … more

FYI: Fracking chemicals still showing up in PA freshwater mussels

Environmental Health News, 10 September 2018—Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania’s Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental … more

FYI: Weekend reading from AFSC

Just came across this interesting newsletter from the American Friends Service Committee [AFSC]. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop Congress from expanding deadly immigrant detention (if you haven’t signed, you can still add your name here). … more

Do you buy chocolate produced by slaves?

Those who buy chocolate (or coffee or tea or bananas or …) that does not follow international FairTrade standards are saving money by buying the products of exploitation. Demand that shops carry FairTrade and eliminate products based on exploiting others! … more

Peter’s blog: ‘Slavery & Prisons today’

Thanks to the 13th Amendment, a person convicted of a crime can be forced to work as punishment. And thanks to widespread racism in society, law enforcement, the courts, and the prison system, Black people are vastly more likely to wind … more

Law Enforcement & the Justice System

Can we create a truly just, equitable system? The existing system tends to focus on ‘law & order’, punishment, and incarceration — but when young Black men are being killed every few days, it’s easy to see how far off … more

Sustainability Impact Assessments

This internship will extend the work from the successful Sustainability Impact Assessment project. That project assessed impacts of a proposed development project on climate, community, health, environmental, and local economy, both long and short term. This project will do a … more

Creative Commons License

© 2003– Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons – NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Following is a summary of the terms of the Creative Commons share-alike license; it is not a replacement for the … more

Table of Contents (Sustainability Impact Assessment)

Table of Contents Executive Summary Introduction Why a Sustainability Impact Assessment? What does Sustainability Mean? Types of Impacts Considered The Easton – Phillipsburg Area Impacts Building Design & Systems Transportation Food Educational Programming & Operations Construction Recommendations & Opportunities Building … more

Resources (Sustainability Impact Assessment)

Resources to complete a Sustainability Impact Assessment [In development – if you have questions now send an email to Peter Crownfield, coordinator for the sustainability impact assessment project.] DRAFT This list is provided as a starting point for others doing a … more