Gardenwise: Testing the Waters of Conservation

(East End Beacon) By her own admission, a dear friend of mine has a black thumb. I would be hard- pressed to disagree with her, as most everything she plants quickly withers and dies.

In fact, one day I expect to see some tumbleweeds, a campfire and a harmonica-playing cowboy on her property.


Local Groups Educate, Combat Climate Change (TBR Newspapers)

(The Times Beacon Record Newspapers) Scientists and politicians are relied upon to do the bulk of the work to reduce the effects and pace of climate change, but local activist organizations on Long Island are taking on the burden as well.

“I think it’s really important for grassroots and local solutions to tackle this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interactive Workshops

The Region’s Resilient Resource

Recent natural disasters, including Superstorm Sandy, have highlighted the need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing environmental challenges. Many will agree that one of the biggest environmental challenges facing Long Island, both now and in times of disaster, is the region’s […]

Annual Conference 2015

Sustainable Long Island’s Ninth Annual Sustainability Conference SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Sustainable Long Island held its Ninth Annual Sustainability Conference on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park – focusing on the theme of “Sustainable Solutions.” The conference was highlighted by a keynote address provided by Bernadette Castro, former […]

A Special Garden At The Waterfront (Anton)

It was all about the environment late last month and early this month at the western waterfront as national storm water and rain garden expert Rusty Schmidt helped to construct a rain garden. Schmidt worked with the Town of Oyster Bay’s Environmental Resources and Parks staff along with partner agencies through a Long Island Sound […]

High School Fellowship

High School Fellowship: Year Eight

The 2016-2017 Fellowship includes:

Paige Bzdyk– Junior, Babylon High School

Sarah Baylis– Senior, South Side High School

Miranda Raiford– Senior, Floral Park Memorial High School

Michael Higgins– Senior, Sachem High School East

Sustainable Long Island’s High School Fellowship Program recently began its eighth year of engaging other young […]

Strategies for Long Island’s Future: A Checklist (Networking Magazine)

♦ Check out Sustainable Long Island’s recent column in the October 2012 issue of Networking Magazine:

As sure as the sun rises over the scenic East End of Long Island and sets just past the New York City skyline, leaders from across the region work together on a daily basis to develop strategies for Long […]

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 […]