The sun was shining brightly on Saturday, April 24, 2021, when Sustainable Saratoga celebrated our community’s resilience and hope for the future by planting trees at the homes of 15 excited Saratogian families. This most recent outing by our fabulous volunteers brings the total number of Tree Toga plantings to 270 trees since
THE LOSS OF AN ICON. Saratoga Springs is losing another of its few remaining historic American elms. One of the most majestic, and certainly the most visible of our city’s few remaining large native elms died suddenly last summer, most likely another victim of Dutch elm disease. Towering above the northwest corner of
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
Sustainable Saratoga’s Tree Toga is BACK for 2021, planting the next generation of trees in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, April 24
On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Sustainable Saratoga’s Urban Forestry Project is celebrating our community’s resilience and hope for the future by putting trees in the ground at the homes of 15
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
Aaron Mair, speaking at Skidmore College in 2019
In honor of Black History Month, we want to recognize some influential Black environmentalists. The environmental movement has historically ignored and excluded people of color even though communities of color and low-income communities