Sustainable Putnam

We're committed.

Our mission is to develop sustainable communities across Putnam County, NY — ecologically sound, socially equitable, and economically responsible — today and for future generations.

We're working together.

Through partnerships with residents, community organizations, businesses,
and local governments, Sustainable Putnam works to improve our ecosystems’ health, strengthen community bonds, and build a more vibrant local economy. 

We're building a Sustainable Putnam.

Take action. The time is now.

Learn how you can make an impact at home, at work, and in your community.

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Stay up to date on news, events, and initiatives from our community.

Drop-off Community Composting

We’re working to bring a food waste solution to your town: Drop-off Community Composting. Also known as “food scrap recycling,” this program accepts ALL types of food waste: meat, bones, … Drop-off Community Composting Read More »

Be Sustainable with Passive House

by Debora Hoffman, Passive House Network Imagine if the very building you live in could help you meet your sustainability goals. The building would have low carbon emissions. The cost … Be Sustainable with Passive House Read More »

DEC’s Municipal Green Purchasing Program

From New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s “Making Waves” e-newsletter:Good news for local governments! Governor Hochul recently announced the new Green Purchasing Communities Program, a first in the nation … DEC’s Municipal Green Purchasing Program Read More »