High School Fellowship Annual Alumni Meeting

♦ Earlier this week we gathered members from our first, second, and future third year High School Fellows for an annual alumni event honoring the students leadership, achievement, and excellence through sustainable projects, community planning programs, and the engagement of young adults across Long Island.

Past participants received a plaque to remember their hard work […]

Newsday Opinion: “MyPlate’s going to need some help”

♦ Today’s (6/28/11) Newsday Opinion section has a terrific article on healthy eating being a matter of economic disparity and education. Sustainable Long Island’s food access efforts are mentioned in the piece below:


Sustainable LI provides testimony at Senator Gillibrand’s Agricultural Listening Session

Today, we will be providing testimony at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Agriculture Listening Session at Deer Run Farms in Brookhaven. As Congress begins debating the next Farm Bill, Senator Gillibrand has held statewide agricultural listening sessions to gather input and discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Highlights from our testimony:


Village of Freeport’s BOA Program Step 2: Nomination Study Application Public Hearing Testimony

♦ Sustainable Long Island has been working together with the Freeport Community Development Agency to advance the Village of Freeport’s BOA application and will be providing testimony at a public hearing tonight, Tuesday, June 21 from 4:30-5:30pm in the Trustees Conference Room in Village Hall, to share insight on the proposed brownfields redevelopment. The community’s […]

Farmingdale High School Youth-visioning Exercise

♦ Sustainable Long Island’s High School Fellows held a youth-visioning exercise at Farmingdale High School yesterday to nearly 50 Farmingdale students. The students had the opportunity to see what it’s like to plan for the future of downtown Farmingdale.

The fellows focused on the Village of Farmingdale’s assets and opportunities – gathering input and opinions […]

Sustainable Long Island Announces Interim Executive Director

♦ Sustainable Long Island announced today the appointment of Rosalba M. Messina as Interim Executive Director, where she will oversee staff and daily operations. Messina’s assignment will remain in effect until a new Executive Director is named by the organization’s search committee at a later date.


Against Formidable Odds: Community Revitalization in New Cassel, New York

♦ Mary Ann Allison, an Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, at Hofstra University, takes a unique look inside the community revitalization efforts that have taken places in the community of New Cassel. Published in Hofstra Horizons last fall, a semi-annual magazine of the University, the article features the successes, challenges, […]