Sustainable Putnam

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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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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