Reason #9 to have a ball at the Sustain-A-Ball: DETER WAREHOUSES & TRUCK TRAFFIC


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Why should you join us at the RenewLV’s 2017 Sustain-a-Ball on June 17?

Reason # 9:  DETER WAREHOUSES AND TRUCK TRAFFIC THROUGH SUPPORTING FARMLAND PRESERVATION

Farmland preservation is a viable strategy to deter future increases in truck traffic and protect the Lehigh Valley’s air quality and quality of life 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that we have a serious warehouse problem in the Lehigh Valley.  As warehouses have proliferated throughout the region, they have brought polluting and unsafe increases in truck traffic.

Not only do the big trucks clog traffic and bear down on you when you are driving on Routes 22 and 78, but increasingly they are damaging  secondary roads not designed to support heavy loads carried by huge trucks. Truck traffic is dangerous! We see mangled autos and overturned tractor trailers and think, “that could be me or someone I love.”

  • Warehouses and the development of farmland are compromising our air quality through truck traffic and traffic congestion. According to the American Lung Association, the Lehigh Valley has the 14th worst air quality in the nation.  They consistently give us an “F” rating for our air quality. 

If you, like us, can’t imagine our region with TWICE the number of trucks we have today, join us today by advocating for funding farmland preservation.  Robust farmland preservation programs can protect us against future warehouse development and increases in truck traffic.

We can make Farmland Preservation the ethos of our region.  The need is urgent.  We need you to do two things:

  1.  Tell all candidates for public office you meet at the polls tomorrow, Tuesday May 16th, “Fund Farmland Preservation.”
  2.  Buy your tickets today the Sustain-a-Ball on June 17th.

Sustain-a-Ball

Saturday, June 17 from 6 – 10 PM

Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton Street

Program, hors d’oeuvres

Ceremony by Lakota Leader

Pasta bar, dessert, music, dancing

Silent Auction

Attire: Formal to Farm-All! 

The Sustain-a-Ball will be a celebration of Lehigh Valley efforts to protect and preserve the region’s farmland.

An evening of fun, food, music and friendship that will help fund RenewLV’s Farmland Preservation Campaign.

Join our title sponsor, Embassy Bank and others including The Amaranth Foundation, Jenny’s Kuali, The Sustainable Energy Fund, Morgan Stanley, Morris Black & Sons, Working Dog Press, The Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Mike Drabenstott, Bill Erdman, Bill George, Dick Lane, Julie Thomases, Don Miles, Mike Drabenstott.

See old friends and — make new ones. Connect with people who care about farmland preservation, food sustainability and the environment.  Help celebrate our region’s farmland preservation heroes.

Dress is Formal to Farm-all!  From bow ties and pearls to overalls and pitchforks.

Buy your ticket ($50 each) NOW at https://tinyurl.com/sustainaball to reserve your spot.

If you have a business or organization that would like to sponsor the Sustain-a-Ball, let us know as soon as possible.  Additionally, you can promote your organization or business through a basket or item for the silent auction.  Let us know.  Do you have a business with a sustainability theme or ethos?  Bring your business cards and brochures — there will be a table to display your information!

If you have questions or need additional information, call 917-288-3936 or email smartgrowth@renewlv.org

 

 

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Posted on May 15, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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