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
The crowds at Sustainable Saratoga’s fourth annual Saratoga Recycles Day on October 24, 2020 showed just how much demand there is for this community recycling event. More than 630 vehicles wound their way through the drop-off stations to recycle or donate unwanted items. Cars were already lining up before 8 a.m., an hour
Sustainable Saratoga’s third annual Saratoga Recycles Day was a huge success. Almost 500 vehicles came to recycle or repurpose their broken or unwanted items. With a newly designed traffic pattern, vehicles moved through the stations quickly and wait times were minimal. We collected 380 TVs and monitors this year, contributing to a total of
Sustainable Saratoga and Pitney Meadows Community Farm are excited to announce a new community composting initiative. People can now bring their household food scraps to the drop-off location at Pitney Meadows.
Pitney Meadows will use the finished product as a soil amendment for its gardens. All you need is a kitchen container – preferably
Last week, we toured the Sierra Processing facility in Albany. For County Waste customers, this is where all of your recyclables go after County Waste picks it up. It was quite an eye-opening tour.
A coalition of interested groups attended the tour, including representatives from the City of Saratoga Springs: Finance Commissioner Michele Madigan, Public Works
Sustainable Saratoga’s second Saratoga Recycles Day was a huge success. The demand for TV recycling is huge in our community – we collected 660 TVs and monitors and these items will be responsibly recycled and not end up in a landfill. Between the TVs and other electronics, over 26 tons of materials were taken
Today is World Environment Day, an UN day to focus on awareness and action to protect our environment. World Environment Day is the “people’s day for doing something to take care of the Earth.” This year, the theme is beating plastic pollution. This is a timely topic for Saratoga Springs, as