Sustainable Putnam

Sustainability

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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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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Earth Overshoot Day

Our planet has a budget but this budget isn’t about money. It’s about resources. Earth can only produce a certain amount of resources every year and every year we use it all up. The day that we use up the year’s worth of resources is called Earth Overshoot Day. This year it falls on August 22.