Tag Archives: Lehigh Valley

Farmers Markets

Farmers markets allow shoppers to buy products directly from growers. This means less transportation, handling, and processing of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and other foods. Food sold at farmers markets is often seasonal, local, and less expensive than traditional supermarkets.   Learn More Benefits of Shopping at Farmers Markets Farmers Markets and Sustainability – USDA   Lehigh Valley Resources 2017 Lehigh […]

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Plant a Row Lehigh Valley

Plant a Row Lehigh Valley is a hunger relief organization that encourages donations of fresh produce from local gardeners. Participants can either dedicate a row of their garden, or donate excess produce after a harvest. Donations are given to food banks in the Lehigh Valley to help fight food insecurity.     For more information, visit Plant a Row For […]

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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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Little Known Problem, Big Impact: Food Waste in the United States

My mother was adept at giving new life to old food; stale bread became croutons, old milk was used for baking, and any leftovers were carefully stored away in Tupperware containers for the next day’s lunch. She made sure we had almost no food waste in our house – and what she was doing wasn’t just thrifty, it was incredibly […]

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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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Compost

Composting is the process of turning organic matter such as food waste into soil which can be used as fertilizer. It usually involves food scraps as well as soil and other organic matter such as leaves or grass clippings, which are mixed together and then decompose with the help of microorganisms in the soil. Composting prevents organic waste from going […]

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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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Feed the Children

Feed the Children is a national organization that exists to end childhood hunger. The organization connects donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles. Popular volunteer opportunities include food distributions, box brigade, artist program events, and teacher stores.   Feed the Children Pennsylvania Distribution Center & Teacher Store 47 S. Commerce Way | Bethlehem, PA […]

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Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization working to create the political will for a livable world. This chapter is one of more than 400 chapters in the U.S. and globally! Our Lehigh Valley chapter is very active. Volunteer opportunities include: steering, outreach, media, endorsements, and lobbying. We are a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber […]

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