“Nineteenth Century Suspension Bridges of John A. Roebling: The Relevance of Archival Research to Modern Engineering Practice.” Tuesday, March 7, 4:10pm, Scheler Humanities Forum, Linderman Library. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments and time for questions! Over the course of his career, John A. Roebling (1806-1869) transformed the design of suspension bridges, progressing from spans of several hundred feet to the 1595-foot long main span of the Great East River
On June 23, 2016, LV Sierra Club chair Donald Miles presented, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Chapter and the Lehigh Valley Sierra Club, our support for a Clean Power wind turbine project in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. At an evening meeting of Penn Forest Township, the Sierra Club's support for the wind turbine project was presented to the township zoning board, amidst 300 noisy objectors (most not living near the wind turbine site). The City of Bethlehem has for over 80 year
Climate Deniers Are Getting More Air Time Than Climate Science PETITION TO CNN: Stop advertising for fossil fuels and report on climate change! Call on CNN to report the NEWS, not promote climate deniers! A recent report found that CNN spent more air time on fossil fuel ads than they spent reporting on climate change.1 This is an outrage: news networks should not be promoting climate deniers when we're in a climate crisis.
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March for a Clean Energy Revolution - Transportation Update See - see below link for registration. Please join us on Sunday, July 24th at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution Interfaith Service at 12 Noon at Philadelphia City Hall - please share this information with others in our congregation and your networks. March for a Clean Energy Revolution Flyer. Beginning at 1:00 pm we will March from City Hall to Independence Hall (about 1.5 miles). Please bring your own water bo
Lehigh Valley Sierra Club presents: Lead Pollution: Risk and Response in the Lehigh Join us as the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club presents an information panel and community discussion on Lead Pollution: Risk and Response in the Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Ice House in Bethlehem. The impact of lead on public health has become a visible environmental issue in recent months, especially in light of the national attention to the lead contamina
January 28th, 2015 we received an email from PA U.S. Senator Bob Casey. This email told us: “Columbia has stated that they will not seek local permits on the basis of federal preemption of state and local laws under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution. The Supremacy Clause states that federal laws can preempt state and local laws on the same subject. Therefore, Columbia stated that it is not required to comply with local permits.” Columbia’s expansion of th
Why do humans feel we have to improve everything? Why do we think we can? Case in point. Nature’s methods of growing food. She provides an environment rich in all the necessary ingredients; plants that draw from the soil, plants that return value to the soil. Farming methods have obviously changed over the years. Way before our time, people grew what they needed for personal family and neighbor use. Surpluses were traded. If they grew the same thing in the same place year af