2nd Annual Sustainability All-Star Awards


Sustainable Long Island’s

2nd Annual Sustainability All-Star Awards

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Sustainability All-Star Awards show how important it is to recognize Long Island leaders in the field of sustainability. Honorees often demonstrate All-Star characteristics by:

  • Helping disadvantaged communities by implementing innovative projects and programs;
  • Engaging Long Islanders directly to help foster relationships and build capacity;
  • Dedicating themselves and their affiliated organizations to advance sustainability initiatives Island-wide.

2014 Sustainability All-Star Award Honorees were none other than:

Albanese Organization

Russell Albanese


IMG_2720 For over 60 years the Albanese Organization has been dedicated to building better buildings by introducing innovative concepts that enhance quality of life and long-term value. Specifically, Russ has over 30 years’ of experience in real estate planning, design, and development. Russ has continued the organization’s innovative spirit, leading the company’s evolution to sustainable development, a natural extension of the company’s approach to quality that continues to be at the heart of all its endeavors. The Albanese Organization is also the master developer of the Wyandanch Rising Project; a 40 acre, $500 million sustainable, mixed-income, transit oriented development which Sustainable Long Island has worked extensively on dating back to the original planning process in 2003.


New York Community Bank

Andrew L. Kaplan

Executive Vice President


New York Community Bank (NYCB) believes that giving back is an essential part of being a good corporate neighbor. Building relationships and supporting neighborhoods with funds, time, and talent are a big part of what makes NYCB a community bank. Giving back takes various forms, starting with financial. To ensure that they support the organizations that make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors, the NYCB Family of Banks contributes funds to numerous non-profit organizations, and their two affiliated Foundations provide scores of grants every year. In the last decade, their financial contributions to community organizations have exceeded $60 million dollars. Executive Vice President Andrew Kaplan will accept the award on NYCB’s behalf.


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This event was generously supported by:




Bethpage Federal Credit Union



Castagna Realty

Cullen and Dykman LLP



North Shore-LIJ


National Center For Suburban Studies


LPL Financial

Pathways to Wealth LLC


Pella Windows



Jane and Marty Schwartz




Robert and Susan Bernard


David and Kate Calone


ca rich


Dr. Miriam K. Deitsch

Farmingdale State College of the State University of New York

Miriam K. Deitsch PhD, Counseling and Consulting Associates


DME Construction







Sterling Risk Insurance

Total Bank Solutions



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