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New Sustainability Directory Published

Since 2004, the Alliance for Sustainable Communities has published an annual directory of organizations, businesses promoting sustainability in the greater Lehigh Valley. Now called Sustainable Lehigh Valley, the 2018 edition also includes Voices of the Valley, essays on topics of interest by people in the Lehigh Valley. It is available in print and online.

The Alliance also organizes working groups to focus attention on particular matters, including Artisans Co-Lab; Beyond Capitalism Working Group, BCWG; Communications: producing our various media presences: Sustainable Lehigh Valley, Sustainability Doings (e-newsletter), Sustainability Commons, Lehigh Valley Natural Builders Guild; Transitions Lehigh Valley; and the many working groups of the Sustainability Commons.

The Alliance hosts community dialogues, workshops, and public meetings to encourage discussion. Since 2004, more than 100 college and university students have completed internship projects as diverse as campus sustainability, healthy food for healthy communities, and restorative justice for teachers.

Transitions U is a major project focus of the Transitions Lehigh Valley working group, providing training, learning, workshops and courses. Sustainability commons is a virtual intranet workspace that unites, empowers, and engages organizations and individuals, providing a work platform for developing effective actions such as Let’s Talk About Climate!, a sustainability guide.

The Alliance also maintain relationships with groups such as the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council, Lehigh Valley Social Impact Center and LEPOCO Peace Center.

For more information or to get involved, call 484-851-3910. To access the directory, visit

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