Letter: Food deserts exist on LI (Newsday)

Last week, Newsday columnist Daniel Akst penned a piece about food deserts being nothing more than “a mirage.” Sustainable Long Island’s response to the column, which was featured in Newsday’s Sunday Letters, is included below followed by the original article.


Long Island Small Farm Summit: Cultivating Food Justice Panel

♦ This past weekend, Sustainable Long Island attended the Small Farm Summit; a full-day effort to cultivate active community support of sustainable agriculture on Long Island.

Sustainable Long Island was part of the panel discussion, “Cultivating Food Justice,” which focused on how we can expand the concept of Food Justice, linking it with labor […]

Long Island Small Farm Summit

The Small Farm Summit is a full-day effort to cultivate active community support of sustainable agriculture on Long Island. If you’re a conscious eater, gardener, homesteader, farmer, or farm apprentice, this day is for you! Volunteers representing dozens of nonprofits, community groups, farms, schools, and community gardens from across Long Island have been working […]

Citi Foundation Awards Sustainable Long Island $45,000 for Hempstead Rebirth Capacity Building Initiative

♦ Sustainable Long Island has been awarded $45,000 from the Citi Foundation in support of the Hempstead Rebirth Capacity Building Initiative.

The initiative will enable Sustainable Long Island to help expand the organizational capacity of the Hempstead-based not-for-profit, Hempstead Rebirth.


Fortune 52 Honoree: Amy Engel, Executive Director, Sustainable Long Island

♦ Amy Engel, Executive Director of Sustainable Long Island, is this week’s Fortune 52 honoree. The Fortune 52 weekly column in The Long Island Press written by Associate Publisher, Beverly Fortune, honors local women who lead multiple lives, making significant and unique contributions in their community or workplace: women from all walks of life. As […]

Long Island Colleges: Offering Sustainability Courses (Networking Magazine)

♦ Networking Magazine has published an article on how many Long Island Colleges are now offering sustainability courses for one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. The piece highlights programs from LIU Post, Molloy College, Farmingdale State College, Stony Brook University, and Hofstra University. Below read an excerpt from the article featuring Sustainable […]