Sustainable Putnam

Leading the Way with Electric Vehicles

Congratulations to the three Putnam County residents — Marsha Waldman, Judy Allen, and Carolyn Everett — who’ve recently swapped out internal combustion engines for the smooth quiet of EVs. Judy and Carolyn have purchased Chevy Bolts and Marsha bought a Honda Clarity. All three answered questions about their choices. From Judy: I bought a Chevy Bolt …

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EV Chargers and Comprehensive Planning for a Sustainable Carmel

A recent article in the Mahopac News reported that the Town of Carmel will be installing four electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the hamlets of Mahopac and Carmel — both of which exist within the Town of Carmel. With few public chargers currently available in town, this is welcome news. The Town of Carmel has …

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Sustainable 5: Decreasing Food Consumption and Plastic Waste from Processed Food

Americans tend to eat more calories void of nutrition than their bodies need for a healthy lifestyle. This has led to increasing numbers of people with diabetes and obesity. Packaged foods from large conglomerates generally use unhealthy fats, add unnecessary sugar, high fructose corn syrup and a long line of chemicals that are not food, …

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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 weeks for the vinaigrettes. Although, …

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