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What's going on in sustainability news April 15 to 21 more
The following are 10 things we can do (or refrain from doing) as individuals to reduce our impact on the planet that collectively will make a huge difference: Turn off lights in any unoccupied … more
Building materials can contain many different chemicals, yet only lead and asbestos are directly regulated to be excluded from our buildings. Builders may want to adopt the precau­tionary … more
Plastic pollution is a global crisis that threatens our public health, our climate, our economy and our planet. Plastic production and waste are fueling climate change and poisoning our bodies … more
REGION — For most of us, life is enclosed in buildings Those homes and offices are built of materials. That seems really obvious. What else would they be made of? But the type of … more
What's going on with sustainability January 21 to 27 more
DELAWARE RIVER — For environmentalists in this region, keeping the natural gas industry out of the Delaware River Basin is a top priority. A years-long battle over the ability to frack in the … more
What are heat pumps? Heat pumps are devices that are used to regulate indoor temperature and humidity throughout the year. They don’t just heat your home during the winter, they also cool … more
Amongst the general chaos of January news, there was a topic that didn’t really make it to the top of the story pile: In the plague year of 2020, greenhouse gas emissions went down 10 … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Once upon a time, the U.S. government paid young men and WWI veterans to plant trees. It paid them to build firebreaks, fire towers and access roads. They built national … more
What's going on in October sustainability news more
HONESDALE, PA  — It’s required some modifications from the original plan, but locals can still expect to see solar panels atop the Stourbridge Project in Honesdale in the near … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — If there’s one thing Sullivan County has, it’s water. “Hydro has always played a role in New York State’s development,” said Heather … more
NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) released its first white paper on the Clean Energy Standard to Implement New York’s Climate Leadership and Community … more
You’ve probably seen it, drifting gently on the breeze: COVID trash. There’s the PPE, abandoned, maybe because people were worried about bringing it home and putting it in their … more
Memories of the inaugural celebration in 1970 From Shaun Sensiba of the Basket Historical Society in Long Eddy, NY: I was only six and in first grade, but I can tell you what I did on the first … more
On the first Earth Day 50 years ago, citizens of all ages and political persuasions came together to make the case for protecting the air, water and other species. Virtually no one had even heard of … more
“One small thing,” Larry Reeger said, “one small virus, and the world slowed.” For Reeger, sustainability coordinator and associate professor of green building and … more
ONLINE — What does the future look like for the sustainability movement? This month’s "Community Conversation" will explore the possibilities. Join SUNY Sullivan Associate Professor … more
ONLINE — The Penn State Extension is offering a catalogue of classes for free, with 60 days to access the content, if you register by April 30, and many that are being offered work toward a … more
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