Many native plant species provide important support for insect pollinators such as flies, bees, ants, wasps and hornets as well as butterflies and moths. In return these pollinators facilitate the fertilization of the plants and ultimately their reproduction and seed dispersal. While some insect pollinators engage with only a limited number of plants
In recognition of Pollinator Week, Sustainable Saratoga is unveiling our new Pollinator Protection Initiative. This blog post is the next in a series that go in depth on a few pollinator issues.
CREATE A POLLINATOR REFUGE IN YOUR YARD
What do insect pollinators need? Not surprisingly,
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Sustainable Saratoga planted three large trees at SPAC, between the Hall of Springs and the Roosevelt Baths.
The trees were funded primarily by a generous donation from BCA Architects & Engineers, with additional funding coming from Sustainable Saratoga’s donors to their tree fund. The BCA Architects
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