Rodale Institute has done amazing work with development of organic growing not only for health but as a solution to the climate emergency. Regenerative Organic Agriculture and the Soil Carbon Solution [PDF, 21 pages] Regenerative Organic Agriculture and the Soil CarbonSolution Fact Sheet [PDF, 2 pages] … [Read more...] about Soil Carbon Sequestration
Because the corporate media and our elected officials refuse to tell the truth about what's happening in Palestine, here are a few articles that reveal the ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and apartheid of Israel. NOTE: It's important not to conflate Israel or zionism with Judaism or the Jewish people, who have a long history of advocating for universal human rights. In this … [Read more...] about Israel & Palestine today
Miranda Davis Miranda is a Graphic Design/Illustration student at East Stroudsburg University. She describes her work as “a love letter to the black community and an acknowledgment of the trials found within and how the absolute comfort of the privileged majority prevents a seat at the table for minorities”. Return to spring 2021 Table of Contents … [Read more...] about Do You Belong Here?
A painting by Victoria Lawrence, used for the cover of the Spring 2021 issue of Sustainable Lehigh Valley. Born in Eastern Pennsylvania, Victoria was initiated by her grandmother, Oma, who taught her to paint and draw, fostering a talent that would become a part of her life path. On a mis- sion to involve art in her vocation from the time she started working, she has enjoyed … [Read more...] about Summer Solstice at Rodale
To make the slides larger, try having your browser zoom in (Ctrl+ on Windows, ⌘+ on a Mac). Alternatively, download the PDF version of Sustainable Lehigh Valley so you can view with complete control. A collaboration of Easton Hunger Coalition, Nurture Nature Center, and nine high-school artists. … [Read more...] about 20/20 Vision: Eyes On Hunger
We finally finished the Spring 2021 issue of the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet! (The PDF version is available now, and printed booklets should be ready by mid-April.) The new issue includes thought-provoking essays, poems that can help awaken new perspectives and insights, and some wonderful drawings and paintings! As editorial intern Tara … [Read more...] about New issue of Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet!
Clare Meehan As a third grader, I remember re-creating the first Thanksgiving, making teepee and wigwam structures. It was fun and lighthearted. We even had a special day for us to excitedly share our creations with our parents. In sixth grade, I participated in ‘Latin American Day’, where the whole grade dedicated a day to holding a market. Students brought in … [Read more...] about Unlearning What We’re Taught in School
Steve Hoog After years of working in the Holistic Health field and working on issues of sustainability, I have come to the conclusion that a key to the human race living in a sustainable relationship to earth is the ability to bond with the earth — to be in union with the earth, to comprehend others’ needs, and to intuitively understand how to facilitate getting those needs … [Read more...] about Sustainability & Health Begin With Holistic Birth
Kermit O A question I’ve always disliked when meeting people in professional or even casual spaces is: “What do you do?” Because where should I start? Like all of us, I wear many hats: I’m a graduate student, an orchard intern, an aspiring community educator, a writer, a life partner, a brother, son, and uncle, among other things. But the subtext of that question, of course, … [Read more...] about Education for Sustainability
(All of these poems and drawings are by students in Jennie Gilrain's fourth-grade class at Freemansburg Elementary School.) Swift Poemby Christian N Like a Tornado’s Swirling Almost like a Hurricane’s Curling Together Forming a Shoe Around they Flew Into a Chimney, Pouring Swifts in the Sky, Soaring Forming a WindyTornadoAn Eruption of Swifts … [Read more...] about Poems & drawings about the Swifts