We are making some big changes to our Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet. We’re going to use the space now used for detailed listings to feature more writing and art — and we are also open to hybrid forms such as graphic stories or essays. [Read the Guidelines!]
One reason for this is that while the sciences can provide facts — we need to make some key decisions — they don’t really help us understand the ethical & moral dimensions at all — and many people ignore scientific writing or studies. We also know that good writing and art can catch people’s attention and make a real difference in raising awareness.
We welcome submissions from all ages and backgrounds, and we’re looking for:
Writing — short stories, poems, descriptive features, and essays
Visual art — drawings, photographs, and other forms that reproduce well
Hybrid forms — including graphic stories or essays, editorial cartoons, and more
It has to be related to sustainability, of course — but nearly everything is! The Alliance’s view of sustainability has always been very broad, extending far beyond traditional environmental concerns. [See our Vision, Mission, & Goals.]
Please consider submitting something yourself — and please spread the word about this new opportunity to help raise public awareness. (I am sure you also know others who also have the talent and skill to express themselves in one of these ways.)
Edward J. Gallagher, Bethlehem immigrant, retired, nearly 50 years as Professor of American Literature at Lehigh University, known as "Dr. G" and "Conan the Grammarian" to students, whose virtual world avatar "EdwardScholarhands" stares at you here, has reinvented himself as the Bethlehem Gadfly.
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