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NATIONWIDE — Thinking about installing a heat pump and reaping the money-saving awards? The federal government, in its Inflation Reduction Act, will—ahem—pump $250 million into … more
Buy less clothing. Invest in better-made clothes, rather than cheap fast fashion that will wear out faster. (Thrift stores, such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army, often have a variety of brand-name … more
The Trees Please project, profiled in the fall edition of the Upper Delaware Magazine of the River Reporter, has quietly begun growing. Members of the initiating group met to identify the next … more
No, the government won’t pay you ... to install solar or make improvements on your home for “free.” But there are plenty of new or improved tax incentives in the federal … more
Whenever I talk with someone about the need to make our built environment more airtight and highly insulated, the question always pops up: “But houses have to breathe!” Allison A. … more
REGION — Housing can be sustainable on a number of levels. When a housing development gets built, a chief question is whether the local community can sustain it. Will it draw more water from … more
Otters: still playing in the Delaware River DELAWARE RIVER — In zoos, otters are among the most visited creatures. They play. They swim on their backs and toss sticks and food in the air. … more
NEW YORK STATE — Residents and businesses donate, recycle or sell used clothing and other textiles through charitable organizations, reuse centers, community drop-off bins and online or … more
CALLICOON, NY — It’s common knowledge that restaurants generate a lot of waste, which just goes on to pile up in landfills. But not at the Kitchen Table Café. Mark Aubrey and … more
UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The Delaware River headwaters rise out of the ground in the Catskill Mountains and wind their way 330 miles between New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to … more
Picture a garbage truck dumping a load of plastic trash into the ocean. Now imagine that happening once every minute for an entire year. That's how much plastic waste enters the oceans … more
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center will celebrate its seventh annual Farm to Plate fundraising gala at Watres Lodge at 6 p.m. on Saturday August … more
WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — Are you a new homeowner in Pike or Wayne County? Are you a homeowner who would like to learn more about the environmental resources available here in NEPA? Come to … more
SEEDS’ solar tour scheduled for September 10 WAYNE COUNTY, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) will hold its DIY solar tour on Saturday, September 10, … more
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them.” – Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist I am a resident of the Upper Delaware region. … more
NEW YORK STATE — It has been a long haul, members said, but they did it. The Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Coalition (MHRSC), a  group of over 90 stakeholders representing diverse … more
PIKE COUNTY, PA — As of 2021, the spotted lanternfly (SLF) is officially in Pike County. Pike is now included in the quarantine map compiled and released by the Pennsylvania Department of … more
Scientists are extremely concerned that the world has been mass-producing plastics since the mid-1950s, to the point that we are now becoming Planet Plastic. From Mount Everest to the deepest … more
BETHANY, PA — Members of the Bethany 4-H Club recently participated in roadside cleanup to celebrate Earth Day. The club cleaned Grange Road and collected 13 bags of garbage.  Learn … more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Local high school and junior high students got to go to college for the day, to learn about sustainability. Hosted by SUNY Sullivan, the Earth Day Celebration welcomed … more
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