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 Fitzpatrick wrote in the Welcome,
As spring seeps into our valley, we’re reminded we’ve been living for more than a year now in this liminal, pandemic-induced reality. It exposed our societal weaknesses, exacerbated already-existing disparities, and pushed the climate emergency to the back burner — making it increasingly clear that we need to commit ourselves to creating an equitable, healthy, and sustainable post-pandemic society. While the gravity and existential nature of our problems can be overwhelming, we need not look further than the contents of these pages for hope and optimism about our future — and it’s encouraging to see that so many people are informed about the various economic, environmental, and social issues we’re facing.
Check out the great work by local students! (From fourth-graders through high school.) The creativity, compassion, and insight demonstrated by all the contributors makes clear that amidst suffering and struggles there are still many reasons to be hopeful.
Anyone can download the booklet at www.sustainlv.org/slv. Feel free to share the link with anyone you know — and if you know anyone who might be interested in submitting some of their work, please share it with them as well!