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November 13 – Green Drinks LV – Regional Stormwater Solutions

Join us for a discussion on how to identify regional approaches to stormwater mitigation, the impediments to implementing such approaches and ideas on how to overcome those impediments.  Discussion will be led by Geoff Reese of the LV Planning Commission.   NOTE:  This month’s Green Drinks will be held at the Allentown BrewWorks. More info here.

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Indicators of Stream Health at Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley

Volunteer for the Sierra Club at the Step Outdoors Lehigh Valley Festival at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, PA on June 2nd from 10 am – 5 pm What will you be helping with? At our tent, help the Sierra Club teach children and their families how aquatic insects that live in the local creeks and rivers can inform them about the […]

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Plant a Row for the Hungry

Although it often goes unnoticed, food insecurity affects almost 11% of the people in Lehigh and Northampton counties: that’s roughly 73,000 people in our community who don’t have consistent access to healthy, affordable meals! And the health consequences are serious – a lack of fresh food leads to obesity, diabetes, and other diet related conditions. Joseph Marlin of Hellertown is fighting […]

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Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)

The term ‘fracking’ comes from the process of fracturing the shale rocks in which natural gas is stored by forcing a mixture of water, chemicals, and sand inside the rock to crack it and release the gas. There is some evidence that it can pollute surrounding areas, but the health consequences and environmental impacts of fracking are still being studied. […]

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Gov. Wolf ‘treading softly’ between criticizing Trump’s Paris accord decision and supporting energy jobs

President Trump‘s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord has created an ideological divide among states. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf — up for re-election in 2018 in a state that voted Republican last November — is trying to appeal to both sides by “treading softly”.  While he condemned Trump’s withdrawal, claiming it would give China a greater edge in energy jobs, he has […]

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Congressional Call-in Day: June 9th, 2017

Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change, will be organizing a national congressional call-in day on June 9th, 2017. The national MOC (Members of Congress) call-in day will support the 900 volunteers who will be meeting with legislators on June 13. CCL’s goal is for Representatives Dent and Cartwright, and Senators Toomey […]

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Downtown Bethlehem Historic District Clean-Up

April 29 from 8 AM – 11 AM Keep our star of a city shining bright! The Downtown Bethlehem Association is seeking volunteers for the annual Historic District Cleanup on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:00am – 11:00am. The purpose of this event is to encourage community involvement in keeping our city’s Historic District beautiful, clean and inviting for everyone! […]

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Food Security Awareness Project – Freedom High School

Freedom High School teacher Tara Broczkowski is looking for individuals and organizations to partner with her students on the Food Security Awareness Project described below. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Ms. Broczkowski directly. Her contact information appears below. Freedom High School students began an Environmental Sustainability course early January 2017. The course involves a long term food […]

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LV Sustainability Awards – Can Sustainable Buildings Be Affordable? May 25

Green building and sustainable design have gained traction across all building sectors over the past decade, but many in the industry still wonder about the value of high performance design and building. The Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and Lehigh University’s Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies are proud to present a program on this […]

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Lehigh Valley Mayors’ Forum: Next Generation Cities and Suburbs (DVGBC)

Date: February 10, 2016 Time: 11:30am-1:30pm Venue: Lehigh University, The Wood Dining Room, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive. Bethlehem, PA 18015 Hear the Mayors’ thoughts on supporting sustainable change, planning and redevelopment in the Lehigh Valley. A variety of social and economic circumstances will be addressed like family-sustaining jobs and the workforce. The purchase of a ticket includes the lunch […]

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