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,
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
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
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
Have you ever heard of Saratoga Springs referred to as the “City in the Country”? For the last 30 years, Saratoga Springs has claimed the title of “the City in the Country”. This vision is one of a vibrant city with an urban core that is surrounded by an outlying rural area of
Sustainable Saratoga has reviewed and submitted comments on the City of Saratoga Springs’ draft Natural Resources Inventory. You can read our full comments, which include some important recommendations for improving the document in ways that will ensure greater protections for our natural resources, here.
The NRI will provide important
You may have heard about this mysterious thing called the Unified Development Ordinance or UDO. If you’re wondering if this is something you need to pay attention to, the answer is YES! When a community issues new zoning standards, it’s a big deal! Even though zoning can seem technical and dense with
Sustainable Saratoga advocates for a more diverse portfolio of housing opportunities in Saratoga Springs
Sustainable Saratoga has long advocated for more diverse housing opportunities within Saratoga Springs because we believe that increased diversity brings greater stability, economic resilience, and sustainability. Given this philosophy, we applaud the City for encouraging and supporting the new workforce rental housing developments in the city. There are now over 350 new rental units for