NEW YORK — With vast areas of farmland and many local groups and politicians focused on renewable energy, New York’s Hudson Valley has become a landmark location for solar energy. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, in 2013, New York had 4,372 completed solar projects and by 2017 that number had jumped to 13,582 projects.
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NEW YORK — A state initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions sparked a slate of programs across the state dedicated to motivating homeowners into renewable energy systems this winter.
What’s new in sustainability in Sullivan County? No better people to ask than the county’s Office of Sustainable Energy. Here are a few environmentally focused projects, headed by a number of different individuals and organizations, at work for the Earth in our area.
Organics management plans
NARROWSBURG, NY — Volunteers at Repair Café Tusten want the things you might otherwise toss. They want your tired clothing, your small, broken appliances. Your electric toothbrush that doesn’t run. Your holey sock (or, more likely, your 25 holey socks, one of which matches nothing.)
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Prepare to laugh it up with nationally recognized comedians Jodie Wasserman and Rich Kiamco at the Arnold House on Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m.
MONTICELLO, NY — In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year, retired music teacher Kenneth Korn will discuss the life and work of the multi-talented musician at the Ethel B. Crawford Library on Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m.
STROUDSBURG, PA — Submissions are due Friday, February 8 to the Pocono Arts Council, which, along with other partners, will host “The Earth Speaks: A Juried Exhibition on the Environmental Crisis,” in spring 2019 at the Dunning Art Gallery, Northampton Community College Monroe Campus in Tannersville.
While many of you are fans of winter and all things associated with it, I’m not that guy. Oh, sure—it can be picture-postcard-pretty here in the Upper Delaware River region, and I do enjoy taking photos in the winter wonderland, which helps the days pass.
MONTICELLO, NY — I had never been birdwatching before. I was up early the Thursday after Christmas preparing for anything.
BEACH LAKE, PA — Using the work of Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander and Margaret Wheatley, Rev. Laurie Stuart (publisher of The River Reporter) will present a service entitled “The Art in Possibility” on Sunday, January 13 at 10:15 a.m.