Sustainable Putnam

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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.

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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 … Clean water is good … and good for business. Read More »

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 … Dear County Legislature: Please protect our water. Read More »

Getting to Hope, Part II

In Getting to Hope Part I, Joe described two forms of hope: one passive, the other active, based on the book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going … Getting to Hope, Part II Read More »

Getting to Hope…and staying there

On this Independence Day weekend, Sustainable Putnam founder Joe Montuori shares some thoughts about hope and hopelessness, a topic that arises again and again for many of us. As Joe … Getting to Hope…and staying there Read More »