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
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
In June of 2019, New York passed a landmark climate law. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, or CLCPA, sets New York—the eleventh-largest economy in the world—on the path to carbon neutrality, modeling the changes that will need to take place across the country and the globe if we are to avoid
HELP SHAPE WHAT OUR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE
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
Sustainable Saratoga sent the following statement to the City Council last week, in support of their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:
Sustainable Saratoga applauds the City Council’s unanimous vote last night to pass a resolution in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. Special thanks to Commissioner Madigan
The Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga have created an EcoChallenge team to help spur each of us into action to reverse global warming.
The Drawdown EcoChallenge is a 21-day challenge (April 3-24) focused on reversing global warming – yes, it’s possible! Drawdown EcoChallenge provides the tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and
Were your heating costs high this winter? Does Earth Day have you thinking about ways to reduce your energy consumption?
Sustainable Saratoga is offering a Residential Energy Efficiency workshop on Tuesday, May 15th from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Saratoga Springs Public Library,
Spa Solar Park Development
Thanks in part to our efforts, a two-megawatt solar array will be constructed on the City’s closed Weibel Ave. landfill. Members of our Climate & Energy committee developed the project proposal that was approved by the City of Saratoga Springs in 2014.
UPDATE: The Spa Solar Park project experienced significant
Solar 101 Workshop
Clean, Safe, Renewable
Curious about solar for your home or business?
Want solar but stymied by wrong roof, too much shade, historic district, etc.?
Two highly qualified solar experts will answer basic questions to help you consider your solar options like whether buying or leasing a system is best
A solar park proposed by Sustainable Saratoga for the former Weibel Ave. landfill has received state funding, according to Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan. The project, which will be developed on the city-owned landfill by contractor SunEdison, will provide a large proportion of the city’s power needs. Madigan