The word conservation is used in many ways but generally means the protection and preservation of natural life and biodiversity.
Regional approaches that include the Greater Lehigh Valley:
- Mid-Atlantic Highlands: The Mid-Atlantic Highlands’ critical resources are severely threatened by suburban sprawl and industrial development. This region lies within two hours travel of more than 20 million people, supplies drinking water to 15 million people, and provides critical wildlife habitat for more than 70 species of migratory songbirds and mammals. See the website of the PA Highlands Conservation Information Center.
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
The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (‘LVAIC’) held its third valley-wide Campus Sustainability Conference in February. Keynote speaker Shana S. Weber, who directs the Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, kicked off the day with a talk on the … more
by Joy Miller Tree branches dancing in the strong winds! Reaching and swaying in these winds. Each branch strong from the top of the trunk to the bottom of the trunk swaying in the winds! Each branch wanting to bend … more
by Matt Wolff I see them flying overhead blue sky above wetness on their skinny ankles their beaks press in the soil for food nothing near like this for them so many come from so many places a superior form … more
by Emma Stierhoff Consumerism […] encourages both increased consumption and increased waste, resulting in environmental destruction. It was not until I began identifying as an environmentalist in high school that I started to question the constant pressure to buy more … more
by Tom Church Our present society values commercial success over ecological sustainability. We fear scarcity more than we celebrate abundance. People cope with the pressure of living in this atmosphere in as many ways as there are people. In this … more
by Courtney Cohen My passion and desire to help the environment did not develop because I grew up on a farm or because I spent my days hiking in the woods, but rather because I was raised in New York … more
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 … more