Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? (New York Times Letter to the Editor)

♦ Op-ed Columnist and renowned food writer Mark Bittman recently wrote a piece in the New York Times about the cost, health, and availability of junk food v. healthy food. Read the full column here and see Sustainable Long Island’s submitted letter to the editor below.


New Cassel development plan gains momentum (Newsday)

♦ (via Newsday) Nine years after residents, politicians and local activists crafted a plan to revitalize the blighted hamlet of New Cassel, its main thoroughfare, Prospect Avenue, is taking off.


New farmer’s market offers jobs, learning (Newsday)

♦ (via Newsday) Fresh fruits and vegetables arrived at a New Cassel church parking lot last Saturday. So did high school students wanting to work and families longing for affordable fresh food.

Tomatoes, asparagus, apples, onions, lettuce, escarole, eggplant and other produce came from eight East End farms to be sold at a new farmer’s […]

Vacant Auto Dealerships: Opportunities for Revitalization (Networking Column)

♦ Read on for Sustainable Long Island Board President Ruth Negron-Gaines’ column in this month’s Networking Magazine on revitalizing vacant auto dealerships on Long Island:


Negron-Gaines: LI’s youth should be involved (LIBN Oped)

Take a look at this week’s opinion piece in the Long Island Business News by Sustainable Long Island Board President Ruth Negron-Gaines on youth involvement in planning: