Sustainable Putnam

We're committed to creating a greener Putnam.

Sustainable Putnam is a nonprofit organization working to reduce emissions, protect the environment, and create a cleaner home for all of us in Putnam County, NY.

We're taking our first steps...

We are your neighbors, your friends, and your fellow citizens. And we are setting out on a journey to protect our county, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our businesses and make them thrive.

Climate change is a reality, and if we continue on the current path, many of us won’t fare very well. And our children and grandchildren will fare much worse.

That’s why we’ve formed Sustainable Putnam.
We have the solutions to reverse global warming and decrease the devastating impacts of the climate crisis. And make our communities better places to live. But we have to work together. And we have to act now.

Here's how you can help:

Click the join us button below.

Come to the next online meeting.

Bring a friend. 

And consider donating to contribute to our start up expenses, such as this website, a PO box, incorporation and filing for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

It’s up to you. It’s up to all of us.

It’s up to you.

It’s up to all of us.

Take Action. The time is now.

Learn how you can make an impact at home, at work, and in your community.

Read the Blog.

Stay up to date on news, events, and initiatives from our community blog.

Ocean Currency

Sun warms water and it rises to the surfaceEarth spins on its axis and swirls it round Clockwise and counter clockwise, back and forth Salt is mixed in and squeezed outWater is cooled and sinks, freezes and floats Currents travel round the globeVisiting the diversity of each river and coast...

Earth Overshoot Day

Our planet has a budget but this budget isn’t about money. It’s about resources. Earth can only produce a certain amount of resources every year and every year we use it all up. The day that we use up the year’s worth of resources is called Earth Overshoot Day. This...

First Responses

Governor Cuomo’s March 20 order to shelter in place has had enormous impacts on our daily lives. While many may long for “normalcy”, some of us are using this moment to “shake things up.” Some of us are using this moment to live more intentionally, more fully, and in ways...

Danger and Opportunity

It’s a common trope that the traditional Chinese character for “crisis” is a combination of the characters meaning “danger” and “opportunity.” Although that isn’t accurate, it certainly resonates at times like this. It’s normal to focus on the danger confronted in any crisis. We need to protect ourselves when threatened...