In Memorium: Sustainable Long Island Past Board President Ruth Negrón-Gaines

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Ruth Negrón-Gaines, past Board President of Sustainable Long Island.

Ruth was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and dedicated much of her time to the empowerment of her community and support of workers. Her philosophical perspective was that when people, especially women, people of […]

Green Steps Toward Solving LI’s Nitrogen Problem (LIBN)

(Long Island Business News) – Politicians and environmentalists have long attributed Long Island’s degrading water quality to high levels of nitrogen in the ground water. Both have taken steps to remediate the problem, but a long-term solution is still far away.

Many Suffolk County home owners still have septic tanks, which contribute to the majority […]

Gallery Without Walls!

Join the Freeport Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 27, 2016 for “Gallery Without Walls!” This year’s event will feature original artwork from local artists, face painting, portrait painting on location and lots of fun give-a-ways!

To read about the artists participating in this event, please visit


Car Free Day Long Island 2016

Beat the Rush Hour!

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every September in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway or walk. This year, Long Island once again joined in by celebrating its 4th Annual Car Free Day on Thursday, September 22, […]

Sustainable Long Island Attends the Shinnecock Health Fair

On Wednesday August 3rd Sustainable Long Island, along with Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) project team partners Western Suffolk BOCES and Stony Brook Medicine, attended the Shinnecock Health Fair.

The project team had a resource table at the Health Fair to introduce residents of the Reservation to the grant program and share information […]

Sustainable Long Island and NEFCU Adding Some Green to Clark Botanic Garden

SLI and Credit Union Will Build Rain Garden, Add Plants And Place Stepping-Stone Walkway This Thursday In Town of North Hempstead

Farmingdale, N.Y., August 16, 2016 – The greening of Long Island continues when NEFCU and Sustainable Long Island (SLI), volunteers dig in to a beautification and environmental sustainability project this Thursday at […]

Sustainable LI Community Gardens Partner Featured in Newsday

Recently Newsday featured environmental advocate, Debra Wheat-Williams, Director of the “Seed to Table” Community Garden in Freeport, New York. Wheat-Williams, a long-time supporter of Sustainable Long Island and Market Manager for the Freeport Youth Staffed Farmers Market supported by SLI, started the “Seed to Table” Community Garden in 2012 with the help and financial support […]

Sustainable LI Awarded Grant from PSEG

Farmingdale, N.Y., August 9, 2016 – Sustainable Long Island, a leading nonprofit organization advancing economic development, environmental health and social equity, recently announced it has been awarded a $7,500 grant from PSEG Long Island.

Sustainable Long Island and PSEG Long Island both share a strong commitment to building safe and sustainable […]