Sustainable Putnam

Joseph Montuori

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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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 that are more sustainable. (Who …

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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 with harm. But most crises …

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