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COVID and Climate Change: Lessons and Liability for the Future – April 25, 11 AM via Zoom

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we do so during an unprecedented pandemic that has shown a light on the lessons and liabilities of the other existential crisis we are facing- Climate Change. As Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, said in a recent article, “Watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold is like […]

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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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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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