Sustainable Long Island Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

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Farmingdale, N.Y., November 18, 2016 – Sustainable Long Island announced today they have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the […]

How to Keep a Compost Going Even When It’s Cold Outside

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On Saturday, November 5th Sustainable Long Island (SLI), hosted a gardening workshop at the Freeport Community Garden run by the Cedarmore Corporation. The workshop was attended by about 15 people, predominantly high school students, who help tend the community garden and work at the Freeport Farmers’ Market (also supported by SLI).

The workshop focused […]

The Second Annual Native American Symposium: Constructing Native American History on Long Island and Abroad

Sustainable Long Island’s Board Member and Director of the Social Science Research Institute at Farmingdale State College, Dr. Miriam K. Deitsch, Pd.D., will be presenting The Second Annual Native American Symposium: “Constructing Native American History on Long Island and Abroad.” The event is scheduled to take place on Friday October 28, 2016 at the Farmingdale […]

Ulysses Byas Elementary School Fire Department Walk

On Wednesday, October 19th Sustainable Long Island (SLI) and Western Suffolk BOCES accompanied students from Ulysses Byas Elementary School in Roosevelt on their annual Fire Department Education Walk. As part of the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) program, and in an effort to promote walkability and access to physical activity, Sustainable Long Island led […]

The Green Inside and Out Radio Show

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On Friday, October 21st at 6pm on WUSB 90.1fm Stony Brook University, the Green Inside and Out radio show will feature Sustainable Long Island’s Interim Executive Director, Reinhardt Van Dyke. Hosted by Beth Fiteni, the Green Inside and Out radio show covers Long Island and NY regional environmental issues and the work of local organizations, […]

Chipotle Hosts Fundraiser for Sustainable Long Island

Photo courtesy of the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council Inc.

In an island-wide fundraiser hosted by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. communities across Long Island gathered together on September 29th, 2016 to support Sustainable Long Island.

Throughout the day supporters of Sustainable Long Island took to social media to share their enthusiasm. The Health Collaborative Twitter page posted a photo of the hospital council’s staff meal […]

Sustainable Long Island Names Reinhardt Van Dyke, MSW, ACSW Interim Executive Director

Sustainable Long Island announced today the appointment of Reinhardt (Rick) Van Dyke, MSW, ACSW as its Interim Executive Director. The appointment is effective immediately.

“Rick brings a depth of knowledge, guidance, and best practices management to Sustainable Long Island along with a history of commitment to our region’s social equity sector,” said Charlotte Biblow, Sustainable […]

Wyandanch Rising: Long Island Business Report Special

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On Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30pm WLIW21 NY Public TV will premiere Wyandanch Rising: Long Island Business Report Special. Wyandanch Rising is the story of the Suffolk County hamlet of Wyandanch. Host Jim Paymar speaks with government officials, community leaders and residents who believe the Wyandanch Rising project could be the key to […]

2 Women’s Pivotal Roles (Newsday)

(Newsday) – Events, rather than personal ambitions, pushed both the politician and the philanthropist into pivotal local roles. For the politician, Judy Jacobs, who died Tuesday, it was a political revolt in 1999 — which ended up giving Democrats control of Nassau’s legislature for the first time in 70 years.

For the philanthropist, Amy Hagedorn, […]

In Memorium: Sustainable Long Island Founder and Past Board President Amy Hagedorn

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Amy Hagedorn, Founder and past Board President of Sustainable Long Island.

Amy grew up here on Long Island and raised her family here. She believed that Long Island deserved the economic and natural resources for future generations to live, enjoy and prosper here. […]