Our Executive Director, Wendy Mahaney, recently sat down with Skidmore College students Alexa Dayan & Emily Chase and SMARTACUS editor Dan Forbush. Their discussion explored Wendy’s journey that led to her current role at Sustainable Saratoga, the organization’s contributions
Sustainable Saratoga invites you to team up with us on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, to clean up neighborhoods, streets and trails for Earth Day. “We’re seeing extra plastic pollution and pandemic-related litter this year – things like masks and gloves – littering our streets and sidewalks,” explained Whitney Davis, a
We recently published a story about Mark Youndt and Karen Kellogg’s net-zero house in Greenwich, NY, but their house is not the only green building on their property. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been joined at home by their daughter, Colby Kellogg-Youndt, a Biology and Environmental Studies
In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight just a handful of the influential, brave, groundbreaking women who have had a positive impact on our planet and our lives. Women are powerful voices for change and we hope to inspire you with some of these stories.
Skidmore professors Karen Kellogg and Mark Youndt live in a net-zero home in Greenwich that they designed themselves. Completed in 2013, their home combines passive solar design with a rooftop photovoltaic system to produce more fossil-free energy than it consumes each year.
Mark and Karen’s house is not the only green
Does it surprise you to know that 40% of the food produced for human consumption in the US goes to waste? That over 90% of that waste ends up in the landfill?
Organic waste decomposing in a landfill produces methane gas – a greenhouse gas with 25 times the global warming potential
UPDATE: The Saratoga Springs’ City Council adopted the Natural Resources Inventory Plan on December 15, 2020.
Below is the text of a letter we sent to the Saratoga Springs’ City Council in support of the City’s Natural Resources Inventory. View a pdf of the letter
The crowds at Sustainable Saratoga’s fourth annual Saratoga Recycles Day on October 24, 2020 showed just how much demand there is for this community recycling event. More than 630 vehicles wound their way through the drop-off stations to recycle or donate unwanted items. Cars were already lining up before 8 a.m., an hour
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Sustainable Saratoga has been reviewing the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) draft. The UDO articulates the city’s land use regulations — both conservation and development standards — so we encourage citizens to be informed and to participate.
This zoning ordinance is vitally important
Science On Tap Saratoga is a monthly series of informal talks led by scientists that explores current research topics and the importance of