Sustainable Long Island Provides Assistance to Roosevelt Community

Sustainable Long Island in collaboration with the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Capital One, Roosevelt Public Library, Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and Memorial Presbyterian Church will host a series of one-on-one style small business mentoring sessions designed to provide personalized assistance to small businesses and/or aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mentoring session themes will cover strategies […]

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.

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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 […]

2017 Greentree Good Neighnbor Fund Grantee Luncheon

On Monday, June 19th, 2017, Sustainable Long Island (SLI) attended the 14th Annual Greentree Good Neighbor Fund Grantee Luncheon in Manhasset, NY. The Greentree Foundation Good Neighbor Fund has made a generous grant of $7,000 to Sustainable Long Island. The funding will go directly to SLI’s food equity work in New Cassel.

In July 2003, […]

With a little help, some Wyandanch seniors start their own gardens (Newsday)

(Newsday) – Wyandanch seniors are getting their hands dirty and loving every minute of it. Nonprofit Sustainable Long Island and PSEG Long Island have partnered to create garden beds at the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center. On Friday, center attendees helped fill seven planting beds with 12 types of fruits, vegetables and herbs ranging from strawberries […]

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 […]

Sherman Brown Raingarden Build

Earlier this week, Sustainable Long Island conducted a raingarden build at Sherman Brown Park in Long Beach.

This garden is a form of green infrastructure that will collect rain water, capture pollutants, and allow for increased water infiltration.

The garden was built with a dry creek bed, which will help direct stormwater through […]

“Yes We Can” Community Garden Build

On August 26, the Town of North Hempstead and Sustainable Long Island held a community garden build and planting workshop at the “Yes We Can” Community Center. Youth from the community center and seniors from Magnolia Gardens constructed five cedar raised garden beds – filling them with soil and planting cold tolerant crops, […]

Youth-staffed Farmers’ Markets Field Trip

Sustainable Long Island recently took 27 members from the Freeport, Flanders, Bellport, and Wyandanch farmers’ markets (youth staff, volunteers, and chaperones) to Goodale Farms, a meat and dairy farm in Riverhead, NY.

The groups toured the farm and learned about milk and cheese production. They also had the opportunity to feed goats, cows, and […]

Take Survey – Win iPad!

Through funding from State Farm, Sustainable Long Island has launched a Disaster Preparedness Program. The focal point of this program is a Storm Readiness Assessment, which aims to collect data to determine if Long Islanders are better prepared for natural disasters since Superstorm Sandy.

If you have not done so already, residents of Nassau […]