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What Is A "Locavore" Anyway?

By Melanie Gold Understanding “Green” Lingo In the Lehigh Valley and across the country, increasing numbers of people are contending with food-related allergies, celiac disease and neurological disorders such as autism. And some are just trying to eat in a healthier fashion. Many people, driven by health experts’ suggestion that poor diet compromises genetics, ... »

Community Gardens

By Suzan French Sprouting Up Throughout The Valley Perhaps it is the rise in popularity of farmers’ markets and organic foods, the explosion of the green movement or a desire to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. Whatever the reason, a renewed interest in cultivating the land has sprouted, with community gardens popping up throughout the area. Educational, peace and u... »

Greening My Family

By Diane Gow McDilda A Slightly Exaggerated Tale of Eco-Desperation As I cleared the kitchen counter for the evening, tossing salad bits into the compost bucket and toting our cloth napkins to the laundry room, I noticed my middle school daughter’s lunch bag off in the corner. Its paisley fabric, once a mixture of bright blues, was worn from repetitive trips to the cafeter... »

Mother Earth

By Christine A. Krahling An Interview with Kerri Mullen, Founder, EcoMom Alliance of the Lehigh Valley Join us as we talk to EcoMom Alliance of the Lehigh Valley founder Kerri Mullen and see what these earth-friendly moms are doing to help our community keep its green sheen. What is the EcoMom Alliance? The EcoMom Alliance is an international non-profit organization of wom... »

The Path to Wellness and Personal Success

By Paula Beck Dr. Nathaniel Williams knows about overcoming adversity. He also knows that everyone has the potential for success and personal fulfillment. After losing his mother at the age of five, Williams became a ward of the New York City foster care system. Despite this, he realized at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a CEO. After receiving a bicycle as a gift, he r... »

Architecture In The Lehigh Valley

By Carole Gorney The Lehigh Valley is a veritable treasure trove of architectural styles from early German-Moravian through more than 300 years of evolution to one of today’s most modern “green” buildings. The early Moravians who settled in the areas near the Lehigh and Delaware rivers in the early 1700s used logs to construct their first buildings, as exemplified by the t... »

To Your Health

By Sara Hodon Folks looking for health-conscious fare will find no shortage of options throughout the Lehigh Valley. The region boasts an impressive mix of vegetarian cafés, organic and natural food markets, and even a vegan bakery whose client roster includes several A-list celebrities. According to Greg Bowman, communications manager at The Rodale Institute in Kutztown, ... »

"Green" Home Building

By Rick Koze Preserving The Picturesque Today’s homebuyers are a knowledgeable group who come to their builders with a specific list of wants and needs. One desire that is growing quickly in popularity is the building of “green,” or environmentally-friendly homes. While some may have considered “going green” a fad, this movement has become a priority for homebuyers, especi... »

Lean, Green Driving Machines

By Maureen Sangiorgio How today’s “green” vehicles are helping to clean up the environment. When I was growing up in the 70s, I was deeply moved by the TV commercial featuring the American Indian Iron Eyes Cody shedding a tear over pollution. The voiceover proclaimed, “People start pollution; people can stop it.” I have been an amateur tree-hugging enviro... »

Green Your Home

By Nancy Moffett Did you know the air inside the average American home can be two to five times more polluted than outside air? That only 30 percent of the 17,000 petrochemicals available for home use have been tested for environmental and human safety? And, according to the EPA, the antibacterial soaps and cleaners so popular today may contain 275 active ingredients that ... »

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