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.

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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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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 writes below, the cliches about having hope often ring hollow. But a deep dive into the meaning of the word...

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...

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...

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...