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In November, I traveled from my family’s farm in the Catskill Mountains to the cobblestoned streets of Glasgow to better understand international climate politics and join scientists and … more
We start with some simple foundations. Our climate is changing. With these changes, the weather is less predictable, and the environment is becoming less able to tolerate our overuse and … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Hey, socially responsible owner of food. What do you do when you’ve got proto-compost moldering in the fridge? If you’re one of the lucky 400 to be part of the … more
The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, certification, and advocacy tool for projects to move beyond merely being less bad and to become truly regenerative. The Living Building Challenge … more
Passive building comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level. The principles optimize the … more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Project is a collaboration of collaborations. It starts with an investor, a long-time resident of the area, and an architectural firm, with a New York … more
Captain Kirk has come to rescue Earth, at just the right time. With actor William Shatner’s brief exploration of space, the final frontier, he has come back to earth to deliver a message. … more
What's going on in sustainability news July 15 to 21 more
GLOBAL — It’s tough to talk about climate change. It’s global and local at the same time. Plus, when a subject seems insurmountable, the educational messaging is tricky to dole out … more
BETHANY, PA — Take a walk through a hayfield and you will see a lot of the same things: endless sprouts of timothy grass, buttercups, asters and maybe a few blossoms of clover. One local farm … more
If this rainy summer ever breaks and the skies clear for more than one day at a time, the sunny weather will also bring those nights—the ones where the temperature goes down from near-100 to … more
TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — The Town of Bethel announced the start of its energy-efficient LED installation of 176 streetlights as part of New York State’s Smart Street Lighting NY program, … more
IT’S EVERYWHERE — Concrete is that stone-like substance out of which buildings, bridges and sidewalks are made. It’s the most widely used building material. “It is used … more
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 … 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
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