Sustainable Long Island and the ERM Foundation Build Rain Gardens on the Shinnecock Nation

On Wednesday, July 5th and Thursday, July 6th 2017 volunteers from the ERM Foundation, Landscape Ecologist, Rusty Schmidt, Sustainable Long Island staff and members from the Shinnecock community constructed two rain gardens at the Shinnecock Nation Community Center in Southampton, New York. In both gardens, 296 native shrubs, grasses and plants that are resistant to […]

Sustainable Long Island and the PSEG Foundation Launch Regional Rain Garden Website

On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Sustainable Long Island along with the PSEG Foundation, hosted a press conference on the critical condition of Long Island’s aquifers, green infrastructure practices and water conservation. Guest speakers at the conference included Charlotte Biblow, Esq., Farrell Fritz, P.C., Sustainable Long Island Board President, John O’Connell, Vice President Transmission and Distribution, […]

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 […]

Long Beach Middle School “Reduce Rain Runoff” Community Challenge

Sustainable Long Island, along with the City of Long Beach, recently held a “Reduce Rain Runoff” Community Challenge for students at the Long Beach Middle School. Students were tasked with creating a work of art that emphasizes the benefits of green infrastructure. Artwork submissions included posters, sketches, and flow charts.

“Sustainable Long Island is proud […]

Reduce Rain Runoff

In 2015, Sustainable Long Island (SLI), launched the “Reduce Rain Runoff” initiative, a rainwater capture and storm water management program, in order to emphasize the importance of community green infrastructure practices. Since then Sustainable Long Island has continued to be the driving force behind many of Long Island’s raingardens. SLI has worked with Landscape […]

East Islip High School Raingarden Build

On June 4, 2015 Sustainable Long Island conducted a raingarden build at East Islip High School as part of the Reduce Rain Runoff program funded by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute.

This rainwater capture and stormwater management program implements conservation practices and emphasizes the importance of more wisely and carefully using Long Island’s natural resource […]

Sustainable Long Island to Build Community Garden and Rain Garden in Central Islip

Sustainable Long Island has been awarded an $8,500 grant from the ERM Group Foundation in support of an environmental education project that will teach underprivileged youth from Central Islip about sustainability issues facing Long Island.

Working with the community organization Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja, Sustainable Long Island will build a community garden, as well as utilize […]

Reduce Rain Runoff: Combating the Issue of Stormwater Pollution

Sustainable Long Island’s column in the upcoming edition of The Corridor | Journal for Strategic Alliances

Pathogens. Sediments. Heavy metals. Would you consider adding any of these appealing flavors to your drinking water? How about those of you who use that water for fishing, tourism, or recreation? Is that a more acceptable place for […]

Sustainable Long Island to Launch Rainwater Capture and Storm Water Management Program

Sustainable Long Island has been awarded $15,000 from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute’s (NYSP2I) Community Grants Program to launch a new initiative entitled “Reduce Rain Runoff.” This rainwater capture and storm water management program will implement conservation practices within Long Beach and East Islip and emphasize the importance of more wisely and carefully […]

Are Community Gardens the Most Valuable Tool in the Food Access Toolkit?

Over the past few years there has been a surge of interest in addressing the long-standing issue of food equity. Locally many food, hunger, and agricultural organizations have worked hard to advance access to fresh, healthy, affordable food across the region.

Sustainable Long Island has conducted studies and surveys, released reports and mapping projects, and […]