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6:31 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Call for Master Watershed Steward Volunteers

Jim Wilson, Watershed Specialist at the Northampton County Conservation District is with us today to discuss Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program.  Jim is a major project partner and closely involved in this new volunteer program.  They are currently looking for volunteers for their 2014 training class.

Jim, I understand this is a relatively new program offered by Extension.  Could you tell us a bit about it?

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Education
1:23 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Supporting Lehigh Valley Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

This week we are suggesting how you can support our local Lehigh Valley businesses and non-profit organizations in your holiday gifts to your loved ones and through giving donations to good causes in our community.

There are so many ways to give gifts that your family and friends will cherish while also helping the many important organizations that provide creative arts and educational experiences to children and adults.

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Education
1:14 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Green Roofing

Today let us revisit green roofing or vegetated roofing.

A green roof is a roof with plants growing on it.

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Education
1:05 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Phantom Electrical Loads

Phantom electrical loads -
As we work to reduce our use of electricity we tend to look at purchasing more efficient appliances and equipment, but we must also look at what we call phantom loads. Chances are, you’ve never heard of the term “phantom load.” What is it and how does it affect you?

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Education
12:59 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Lehigh Valley Green Builders

Today, our guest is Brian Baker from the Lehigh Valley Green Builders.   He is also a Co-Owner of two local, award-winning custom design-build firms, studio26 homes and Renu Building & Energy Solutions.  Brian, thank you for joining us today.  I understand you just returned from California after being a juror for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.  Can you share with our audience a little bit about that unique experience?

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Education
1:48 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Fresh Food Access Plan

Envision Lehigh Valley is a public outreach effort designed to engage the citizens of Northampton and Lehigh Counties to create a truly sustainable Lehigh Valley.  The Greater Lehigh Valley chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL-GLV), a program of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, PA, is acting as a sub-awardee under the Sustainable Communities Grant to develop a Fresh Food Access Plan (FFAP) for the Lehigh Valley.  The FFAP will include both an Assessment Report of the current state of the Lehigh Valley food economy and a strategies plan to improve this economy in the future.

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Education
11:22 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Northampton & Lehigh Counties' Open Gate Farm Tours

Joining us today is Erin Frederick from Penn State Extension.  She’s with us today to discuss the upcoming Northampton County and Lehigh County Open Gate Farm Tours this month.

Erin, could you give us some background on these events?

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Education
10:24 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Appliance Recycling

Bruce: With me today is Maureen Fennerty, a custom programs specialist with PPL electric utilities.

Maureen: Thanks for having me, Bruce.

Bruce: Maureen, I noticed something in the news this summer about PPL Electric
Utilities and appliance recycling. As the person who helps manage this program for the utility, can you fill us in on how it works and how our listeners can get involved?

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Education
10:17 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Citizens Climate Lobby

Martha Christine is a member of the local chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, a national organization that empowers residents to build the political will needed to solve the climate crisis. She’s here to talk about CCL-LV and their local  kickoff event on Sunday, September 22 from 1 to 4 pm at the Fox Environmental Center at Illick’s Mill in Bethlehem.

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Education
11:54 am
Wed August 28, 2013

National Wildlife Federation’s climate change campaign

Annie:  My guest today is Ed Perry.  He is the outreach coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation’s climate change campaign.  He is here in Bethlehem to arrange for a roundtable discussion about how climate change is affecting wildlife, natural systems and public health.  Ed, could you tell us about the upcoming event and what it is about?

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