Patronize the local farms and businesses that advertise here — by choosing to advertise here, they are showing their commitment! If you run a local farm or business that’s working for sustainability, please consider advertising in Sustainable Lehigh Valley — it reaches thousands of people who are already interested in sustainability and are a good target audience. At the … [Read more...] about Do you have a commitment to sustainable communities?
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The "Focus On" section provides in-depth information and opinion on many facets of sustainability. (Although these topics may appear quite distinct and separate, it’s important to remember that they are interconnected and interdependent in multiple ways — in general, the 4 basic principles of ecology apply to all complex systems.)
When you select a Focus On… topic, the system will select all the articles and posts in that category with the most recent pages at the top, just under a brief introduction to the topic. (Many articles appear in multiple categories.)
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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
The Lehigh Valley is saddened by the recent passing of environmentalist, role model, and Alliance co-founder Joris Rosse. Joris was an accomplished woodworker, potter, prospector, healer, organizer, and spiritual mentor. His loss is felt by the progressive, environmental, and spiritual community that surrounded him for decades. During the 1990’s he coordinated several large … [Read more...] about Remembering Joris Rosse
Are you a creative writer or artist who is interested in sustainability and wants to be heard or seen? — You found the right publication! Sustainable Lehigh Valley welcomes essays, poetry, fiction (‘short shorts’ or ‘flash fiction’), photographs, drawings, and other artwork — and hybrid forms such as editorial cartoons or graphic stories — as long as they are related to one … [Read more...] about We’d Like to Hear from You!
Cecelia Khorrami The Lehigh Valley Justice Institute (LVJI) launched in December 2020 to develop a reimagined criminal justice system that is equitable and fair for all. The Institute was an outgrowth of the Color of Justice organization that has been working to bring attention to local criminal justice issues. Several Color of Justice members saw the need for an … [Read more...] about Reimagining Justice in the Lehigh Valley
To make the slides larger, try having your browser zoom in (Ctrl+ on Windows, ⌘+ on a Mac) A collaboration of Easton Hunger Coalition, Nurture Nature Center, and nine high-school artists. … [Read more...] about 20/20 Vision: Eyes On Hunger
Clare is a senior at Lafayette College studying international affairs and psychology, with a specific focus on human rights in Latin America. Beyond academics, she loves art and music and works to apply both to social justice issues. Also see her essay, Unlearning What We’re Taught in School. … [Read more...] about Art by Clare Meehan
Matt Wolf Look at me!! at the top of this tree it took a while to latch on and show my dominance but now I am here to stay me and my plastic army ubiquitous carrying books, groceries shirts, candy, and other junk they can easily carry themselves!! And I have them all fooled they hand out bags because they feel like if they don’t it isn’t … [Read more...] about Me and my plastic army
Rebecca Canright Crimson leaves fallen down now A few linger When do they know It’s time to let Go ? Sound of wind’s theatrics Different Through tree's bare winter branches Deep mycelium threads Down Down Seven layers Beneath. Like a peeled onion, you wake up in that Deepest brain-cavern … [Read more...] about Three short poems
Lindsay Meiman On Saturday afternoons, I visit the farmer’s market in New York City’s Union Square: walking my dog, dropping off my compost, and picking up our regions’ finest produce and goods. And every week I pass the climate clock as it continues to wind down, a regular reminder of the stark reality of the climate crisis on the same streets Superstorm Sandy flooded over … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Build Back Fossil Free!