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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Welcome to Our April Issue

Reid Boyer

Welcome to spring. Throughout the Lehigh Valley, I see more and more signs of life. It’s uplifting and exciting to watch the little green shoots break through the soil, while the buds on the trees wait for more sunshine and rain to help them burst into new foliage. It’s been rewarding to observe and report that our natural community is growing at a healthy and encouraging rate in every corner of our distribution area.

The season prompts us to share a wealth of information available on healthy homes and green living. Our April features “Eco Yards” on page 32 and “Eco- Friendly Home Building” on page 36 offer invaluable information about conserving the resources consumed by our homes and landscapes.

Let’s all take time on April 22, Earth Day, to commit ourselves to creating a viable future. I hope each reader will take the opportunity to get out to one of the area Earth Day events listed on page 17 to learn more about local efforts to lessen our carbon and resource footprint and reduce the number of chemicals in our environment. My personal favorite is the Jim Thorpe celebration, which offers a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and hike Glen Onoko falls on the same trip. You will not meet better people that are experts on sustainability.

I hope each of you finds the growth of this season as inspiring, enriching and satisfying as I do.

Reid Boyer, Publisher

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