Sustainability at Muhlenberg College

Campus Sustainability

Additional Resources

Lehigh Valley Area Producer Only Farm Markets:


Location
Dates
Time
Allentown Plaza Growers Market, PPL Plaza
821 Hamilton Street, Allentown
June - October Wednesdays from
11:30 to 1:30
Emmaus Farmers Market,
KNBT Parking Lot
235 Main Street, Emmaus
May 4 -
November 23
Sundays from 10 to 2
Bethlehem Farmers Market,
Campus Square
4th and Morton Streets, Bethlehem
June - September Thursdays from 12 to 5
Easton Farmers Market,
Center Square
April 8 -
November 18
Thursdays and
Saturdays from 8 to 2
Macungie Market,
Memorial Park
50 Poplar Street, Macungie
June 5 -
September 25
Thursdays from 4 to 7
Saucon Valley Farmers Market,
Water Street Park
Water Street, Hellertown

May - November Sundays from 9 to 1

Local Direct-Sales Farms:

Backyard Bison (bison meats)
685 Crowthers Road, Coopersburg PA 18036; 610-838-2928

Flint Hill Farm (eggs, goat milk and cheese, yarn)
1922 Flint Hill Rd, Coopersburg PA 18036; 610-838-2928

Keepsake Farm and Dairy (raw milk, eggs, meats, cheese)
On Rte. 248 in Moore Township
3286 Pheasant Drive, Northampton PA 18067

Klein Farms (raw milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, beef and poultry)
410 Klein Road, Easton PA 18040; 610-253-8942

Pasture's Ride Natural Meats (beef, pork, lamb, poultry)
1555Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown PA 19530; 610-683-5436

Rodale (produce, pick your own apples and pumpkins)
611 Siegfriedale RD, Kutztown PA 19530; 610-683-6009

Lehigh Valley Food Coop 

Off-Campus Recycling:

Earth 911: Searchable web site for a variety of recycling and re-use locations

Many Staples and other office supply stores accept used printer cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, and computer equipment. Call them directly to ask for locations accepting items and any associated fees.

Home Depot stores will accept compact fluorescent bulbs and batteries.

Internet Resources:

Environmental Working Group: information on safety of food and personal care products
Energy star web page
Compare fuel efficiency of different car models
Access tips for an energy-efficient home
Green Cleaning ideas
Local Harvest: local sources for sustainable food
Freecycle: keep items out of landfills by giving away what you don't need and asking for what you do need. There are various other swap sites for specific items online--do a google search!
Plan you bicycle commute on Map My Ride
GoGreenTube: Green videos in the style of YouTube

What to do if you break a fluorescent light bulb:

While the amount of mercury in bulbs has been reduced, in the case of breakage you should take the following precautions:
- Ventilate the area by opening the windows, then vacate the room for 15 minutes
- Do not vacuum
- Wear rubber gloves, collect the pieces into a secure container (such as a lidded glass jar)
- Scoop up smaller pieces using two stiff pieces of paper (such as index cards)
- Collect remaining fine particles with tape (duct, packing, masking tape all work well)
- Wipe area with damp paper towel or wet wipe
- Continue to ventilate the room for several house and open the window next time you vacuum

 

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