Sustainable Putnam

Clean water is good … and good for business.

Clearly, water protection is important to Putnam residents. On short notice, more than 60 County residents wrote their legislators to urge a ‘no’ vote last week on Legislator Amy Sayegh’s resolution aimed at vetoing NYS Senator Harckham’s Class C Streams Protection bill. And 15-20 more people waited over two hours at last Thursday’s County Legislature …

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Dear County Legislature: Please protect our water.

Sustainable Putnam was concerned to learn of County Legislator Amy Sayegh’s proposed resolution urging Governor Hochul to veto Senator Pete Harckham’s water protection bill, overwhelmingly passed by both Houses of the NYS Legislature. We oppose this action for a number of reasons.  The resolution claims that the bill “will adversely affect habitat improvement and sediment …

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Solarize Putnam II: Home Installations!

Sustainable Putnam is preparing to launch a new solar electric installation program for home and business owners throughout Putnam county.  “Installing solar electric panels on your home or business can be a great investment for your budget and our planet,” said Sustainable Putnam President Joe Montuori. “But it can also be complicated. There’s a learning …

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Remembering Curtis Watkins

We are sad to acknowledge the recent death of our friend and colleague, Curtis Watkins. Curtis was an engaged, long-time advocate for the environment, and especially passionate about protecting and reclaiming natural habitats.  In the year past, Curtis led a volunteer “meadowing” effort at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, removing invasive nonnative plants and preparing the ground …

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Beating high energy prices while protecting the planet

As the Mahopac News so clearly explained (Utility bills skyrocket, NYSEG customers caught off-guard, February 17, 2022), electricity bills have increased dramatically this winter. That trend is likely to continue too. Fortunately, there are solutions available to save money. And one is as easy as a few clicks of the mouse!  Why are energy prices …

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884 tons and Counting!

Solarize Putnam is the county-wide program Sustainable Putnam initiated last summer to help residents, businesses, and our town and county governments expand solar power and clean, green jobs, eliminate a major source of air pollution, decrease our carbon footprint, and lower our electric bills — with no out-of-pocket expenses, and no installation. Win-win-win-WIN! Read on …

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