In a Long Island Hamlet, a Downtown is Being Built from Scratch (NY Times)

Sustainable LI spoke with the New York Times about Wyandanch Village, a 40-acre, $500 million development project

For years, this Long Island hamlet has been caught in the grip of poverty, blight and crime while the nearby Hamptons and other New York City suburbs in Suffolk County prospered.

Even a McDonald’s […]

Long Beach envisions more boardwalk amenities, activities (Newsday)

Long Beach residents are being asked whether they want their boardwalk to include concerts and movies like the booming days of the ’30s and ’40s or be a quieter destination for runners and bicyclists offering more shade and food vendors.

The city is holding a series of meetings this week to gather input for redeveloping […]

Equip the Community – Facilitate the Process – Deliver the Results

Dear Friends of Sustainable Long Island,

Improving the lives of Long Islanders in an economically, environmentally-friendly, and equitable way is no small task.

Yet since 1998, Sustainable Long Island has aimed to advance sustainability in Nassau and Suffolk Counties through community revitalization, brownfield redevelopment, food access, and environmental justice initiatives.

As a supporter […]

City of Long Beach looks to add boardwalk amenities (LI Herald)

A year after Long Beach’s iconic boardwalk reopened, city officials say they are looking to improve the 2.2-mile structure, mainly by adding amenities and activities to make it a “family-friendly destination.”

The city will again join with Sustainable Long Island, as part of its Long Beach Listens campaign, to hold another round of public-input […]

Behind the Scenes With the Fourth Plan Working Groups

What is the most important environmental goal for the tri-state metropolitan area over the next 25 years? Three groups of experts met recently to debate this question and others as part the Regional Plan Association’s (RPA) research for the Fourth Regional Plan.

When the RPA launched work on the Fourth Plan […]

“Going Solar” with Level Solar

For quite some time many individuals have had mixed feelings about solar energy. On the one hand, the idea of having one’s home and lifestyle powered by the sun has a positive, innate harmony that many find attractive. On the other hand, the idea of spending $20,000 to $30,000 or more for a solar array […]

NYU Wagner Capstone Project – A scalable stormwater mitigation strategy for the City of Long Beach

Over the past year, Sustainable Long Island has proudly worked with different graduate students on their Capstone Projects – a multifaceted assignment that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students.

Gradually Green Final Report

We recently worked with NYU Wagner students and completed the latest semester’s […]

Local Food and Sustainability Organizations Launch Long Island Community Gardens Website

In partnership with Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Community Roots Project and the Suffolk County Food Policy Council, Sustainable Long Island and Stony Brook University Family Medicine’s Dietetic Interns have developed a Long Island Community Gardens website, which will serve as an online-hub focused upon starting, maintaining, and successfully running a local community garden. Launched […]

Cities That Used Natural Disasters to Revitalize Their Futures (Governing Magazine)

♦ Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and snowstorms can land with a harsh and terrible swiftness. Scientists who study meteorology warn that climate change will only increase the severity of some extreme weather events in the future, namely flooding, snowstorms and hurricanes.

While cities deal with the losses associated with these natural disasters, they face the […]

Help Long Island Feed Itself Better (Newsday Opinion)

♦ Make sure LI can remain a food producer: Long Island mustn’t forget farms and food sources that nourish people and the economy.

Food on Long Island is at a crossroads. We have a diverse population offering an array of international cuisines, a history rich in farming and fishing, and a burgeoning movement to promote […]