Many sites on the Internet may be of interest to you and our other members. To try to keep you abreast of various issues, we provide this page with links to those sites. Many of these are sites regarding specific or general environmental issues.
Lehigh Valley Group of the Sierra Club is a member of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities This alliance is helping people learn more about sustainability because finding local organizations and initiatives that promote sustainability can be difficult. If you are interested in more information, visit them at http://www.SustainLV.org.
The Blue Mountain Preservation Association is actively opposing the Alpine Rose Retreat, the raceway proposed near the Appalachian Trail. If you are interested in more information about opposing it, visit http://www.bluemtpreservation.org.
Get information about Pennsylvania's Growing Greener program at http://www.dep.state.pa.us/growgreen. The Growing Greener Program will invest nearly $650 million over the following five years to preserve farmland and protect open space; eliminate the maintenance backlog in State Parks; clean up abandoned mines and restore watersheds; and provide new and upgraded water and sewer systems.
Join the Hiking Forums at http://www.hikingforums.net/
To review the Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters Environmental Scorecard, visit their website at http://www.palcv.org.
If you are interested in getting outdoors and hiking with a group, visit the Allentown Hiking Club's website at http://www.allentownhikingclub.org.
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is an alliance of organizations and individuals committed to promoting land use policies and actions that will enable Pennsylvania to strengthen its diverse urban, suburban, and rural communities and reduce sprawl. Visit them at http://www.10000friends.org.
Know someone who is too cheerful? Get updated on environmental news from Grist Magazine at http://www.gristmagazine.com. A daily dose of Grist will sober them right up. For daily updates on environmental news and humor, subscribe to Grist Magazine's free email service. This is a project of Earth Day Network.
Visit the website of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) at http://www.npca.org for information about preserving our National treasures. Originally created in 1919 as a watchdog for the National Park Service, today NPCA works with the federal government and numerous national, regional, and local groups to act as the voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard the scenic beauty, wildlife, and historical and cultural treasures of the largest and most diverse park system in the world.
Defenders of Wildlife, at http://www.defenders.org is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. Defenders employs education, litigation, research, legislation and advocacy to defend wildlife and its habitat. In each program area, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, attorneys, wildlife specialists and educators works to promote multi-faceted solutions to wildlife problems. Their action center, which sponsors email and fax campaigns to legislators and government officials, can be reached at http://www.denaction.org.
The mission of Community and Environmental Defense Services (CEDS), at http://www.ceds.org, is to help people defend their community and environment from the impact of poorly planned land development activities. CEDS is a combination of a traditional nonprofit, a law clinic, and a consulting group. We assist people needing help in addition to that available from nonprofit organizations. CEDS consists of a nationwide network of attorneys, environmental scientists, traffic engineers, planners, political strategists, fund-raisers, and many other professionals.
The Container Recycling Institute (CRI), at http://www.container-recycling.org, is a non-profit organization that studies and promotes policies and practices that shift the social and environmental costs associated with manufacturing, recycling, and disposal of container and packaging waste from government and taxpayers to producers and consumers.
The PennEnvironment site from PennPIRG, at http://www.pennenvironment.org/, focuses exclusively on protecting Pennsylvania’s environment, speaking out and taking effective action to improve the quality of our natural environment and our lives. Wanting a clean environment isn't enough. It takes independent research and tough-minded advocacy to win real results for our environment— especially when powerful interests stand in the way of environmental progress.
If you have recommendations for sites that should be included on this page, please send an email with the link to Nanci McGonigal