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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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Education
4:42 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Karen Dolan, Executive Director, Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center

Bruce: My guest today is Karen Dolan, Executive Director and CEO of the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center at 100 Illick’s Mill Road, as well as a Bethlehem City Councilwoman. I remember when you were teaching English and History; how did you transition from full-time teacher to CEO of a nature center?

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Education
3:44 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Volunteer Master Gardeners

Mike Balk, a Penn State Extension Master Gardener is joining us today to discuss how the Master Gardeners of Lehigh and Northampton Counties can help your garden grow. 

Mike, first could you tell me a little bit about what type of expertise Master Gardeners have?  What do they do?

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Arts
2:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Bethlehem Backyards for Wildlife

Martha Christine is the team leader of the Bethlehem Backyards for Wildlife, a group of volunteers working as a subcommittee of the Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council. Bethlehem Backyards for Wildlife recently obtained Community Wildlife Habitat certification from the National Wildlife Federation for the city of Bethlehem. Can you tell us about how you obtained this?

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Science
4:30 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Berks Gas Truth

Karen Feridun is the founder of Berks Gas Truth, a grassroots community group fighting shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. Her organization is one of the co-sponsors of a special screening of the new documentary Gasland, Part 2 on June 17th at the Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem.

What makes this screening special?

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Science
10:12 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Educational Opportunities

Spring has sprung and now it is time to start thinking about all the educational opportunities here in the Lehigh Valley for learning about the environment and the natural world all around us. 

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Science
10:39 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Farmers Market

Farmer’s Markets in the Lehigh Valley begin opening throughout this month of May.   These are a wonderful resource for those of us that value knowing the source of our food and want to support local food producers.  All of these markets provide a unique shopping experience where customers can sample many of the foods, develop relationships with the vendors, discover unique varieties of foods and plants and learn healthy cooking tips at a fun, family-oriented destination.

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Science
2:51 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association - MAREA

Today on Living Green in the Lehigh Valley we are featuring a recurring event on renewable energy and sustainability, a monthly lecture series presented by the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association or MAREA. We have as our guest, Philip Jones, a MAREA board member.  Phil, tell us a little about the lecture series.

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Arts
4:06 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Earth Day

It is important to think of every day as earth day.  Remember that it is our repeated daily actions that affect the earth.

Water is a precious resource, so use only the water you need, and reuse it when possible.

A buried cistern or rain barrels can save the water from your roof so you can use it instead of drinkable water to irrigate your plants or flush your toilets.

Drip irrigation or soaker hoses use 1/10th as much water as spray or flood irrigation and the water gets to the roots where it is needed rather than evaporating.

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