Sustainable Putnam

We're committed.

Our mission is to develop sustainable communities across Putnam County, NY — ecologically sound, socially equitable, and economically responsible — today and for future generations.

We're working together.

Through partnerships with residents, community organizations, businesses,
and local governments, Sustainable Putnam works to improve our ecosystems’ health, strengthen community bonds, and build a more vibrant local economy. 

We're building a Sustainable Putnam.

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

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

Farewell, 2020. Hello, 2021!

This post was originally written June 2, 2020, but never published. Here it is on December 27, at the twilight at this most incredible of years, perhaps even more timely now… My family and I have been trying to get out each weekend for a local day hike. Stretch the...

5 Dressing Tips (Plus 5 Homemade Dressing Recipes)

Tips You can make your dressings in batches Dressings, whether creamy (mayonnaise or dairy based) or vinaigrette (oil and vinegar), are emulsions that can keep for up to one week in an airtight container in the refrigerator for the creamy (egg or dairy based) ones, and for up to two...

Sustainable 5: Decreasing Meat Production and Consumption

According to the book The Blue Zones, which studied the diets and lifestyles of pockets of centenarians, people who lived to 100+ ate meat an average 1-2 times or less per week. Decreasing meat consumption is not only healthier but it has a lesser impact on the environment. Here are...

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...