We have opportunities for everyone to do something good for the Earth in April. While Earth Day is a single day dedicated to environmental action, we work every day to promote sustainable practices and environmental protection through education and advocacy efforts, which empower people to take consequential action to protect our planet for
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October 18, 2021
The local restaurant community has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. Sustainable Saratoga is hoping to help them build their businesses back greener.
Over the last year, a small group of Sustainable Saratoga volunteers, led by Marlaina Murphy, have been putting together a
The Saratoga Springs Public Library and Sustainable Saratoga were elated to host their 6th Repair Café last month, on September 18, 2021.
“After cancelling our Repair Café in March of 2020 as the COVID pandemic was unfolding, we were waiting for the right opportunity to
After a record turnout in 2020 with unexpectedly long lines, our 5th annual Saratoga Recycles Day significantly reduced the wait time for nearly 400 vehicles that moved quickly through the various drop-off points to recycle or donate unwanted items.
Bill Boehmke, who helped redesign this year’s traffic flow, said, “Every year we
Sustainable Saratoga will hold their 5th annual Saratoga Recycles Day on Saturday, October 2, from 9 am – 12 pm in the SPAC overflow parking lot on the west side of Route 50.
There are COVID-related safety protocols in place again this year – masks are required; exact change is requested
Over 100 volunteers teamed up for Sustainable Saratoga’s first ever Team Up to Clean Up community litter pick-up event on April 24-25. An estimated 200 bags filled with trash were removed from neighborhoods, roadsides, parks, ravines and commercial areas. Several large teams participated in the event, including the Saratoga Lions Club, Ballston Spa Mentoring
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
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