Board of Directors
Biblow, Esq. - Secretary
Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
SUNY College at Old
State University at Farmingdale
Long Island Housing Partnership
IBEW, Local 25
North Shore - LIJ Health System
Weber Law Group, LLP
Dr. Robert A. ScottAdelphi University
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4th Annual Sustainability Conference |
Preparing all Long Islanders for the Green Economy
Our 4th Annual
Sustainability Conference is only three weeks away! Held at the Carlyle
on the Green in Bethpage, New York on Friday, June 4th, 2010.
Join us in
discussing ways we can be
using the green economy to
provide opportunity and access for all Long Islanders to create a
healthier environment and a stable economy.
a plenary featuring Long Island's college and university presidents, and
community bus tour through Wyandanch will explore issues including
trends towards sustainability, access to green jobs, incentives and
help businesses join the green economy, and ways on how community
practices help revitalize towns and restore environmental quality. The
conference will be highlighted by keynote speaker Senator Charles
Schumer, a segment
honoring May Newburger and a networking lunch where restaurants from all
the region will bring signature dishes to provide a true taste of Long
Click here for more information on our Conference!
The Future of Long Island|
Sustainable Long Island featured in Newsday's ongoing series
Newsday's latest edition in its ongoing series, The Future of Long Island, focused on our regions faded downtowns, the challenges we face and solutions that need to be identified. The article discussed this issue and posed questions such as:
- Should Long Island's downtowns be revitalized for the future? How?
- What's the right mix of housing and business?
- What is the most important factor guiding the future of Main Street?
An excerpt from the article, which featured various input from Sustainable Long Island:
And redevelopment need not mean big changes in density, said urban
planner Sarah Lansdale, executive director of Sustainable Long Island,
who is working with Centereach, Selden, and Farmingville community groups on plans based on their own wish lists. "This is not a
cookie-cutter approach."Click here to read the full series and specific articles.
Schumer seeks fed's help with downtowns|
Calls for EPA-HUD-DOT "sustainability partnership" to turn attention to Long Island
In a story first made public on Sustainable Long Island's Facebook and Twitter pages, Senator Charles Schumer called on the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Departments of Transportation (DOT), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), all members of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, to meet with local leadership on Long Island to better understand stumbling blocks and red tape experienced by localities as they seek to revitalize downtown cores and promote sustainable development.
Featured in Newsdays' coverage of the story:
"We're thrilled (Schumer) is taking a leadership role on this," said
Sarah Lansdale, executive director of Sustainable Long Island.
And in a report on WLNY TV10/55 News at Eleven:
Sustainable Long Island and additional local sustainability advocates have joined Senator Schumer in an effort to promote downtown
revitalization and sustainable development through our area.
A look inside an exciting new program to launch soon
Sustainable Long Island
and the Long Island Farm Bureau have teamed up with local community partners in
Greater Bellport and Roosevelt to
youth-staffed farm stands.The market
is modeled on the Youthmarket program of GrowNYC (formerly the Council on the
Environment of NYC) and is set to open this July.
The market will help
fill an important void in the availability of fresh, healthy food in currently
Partners include the Greater Bellport Coalition, Roosevelt Community Revitalization Group, NuHealth (Nassau Health Care Corporation), Suffolk County United
Veterans, and The Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area.
We will be releasing more detailed information on this exciting program in the coming weeks.
The people who make us who we are
- Dr. Robert A. Scott, President, Adelphi Univeristy, for joining our Board of Directors
- Donna Boyce for being named our new Director of Programs
- Scott Woodson for being named our new Communications Coordinator
Donate to Sustainable Long Island Today
Sustainable Long Island thanks the individuals and organizations who
continue to support our work. They have shown commitment to revitalizing
our communities and improving the lives of all Long Islanders.
By Donating you are helping promote:
- Equity for All Long Islanders
As we get ready for the summer heat, Sustainable Long Island is not cooling down.
We have numerous projects in the works, programs in development and messages to communicate. This is the time to take advantage of an inside look into our organization. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are updated daily with exclusive information and breaking news. As previously mentioned, the region-wide story of Senator Schumer's push to revitalize downtowns was first made public through our social media outlets. The story was posted before it hit newsstands the next day! Thought provoking discussions, project related updates, and a behind the scenes look of all things Sustainable Long Island awaits you!
So don't wait and come join us today...
Sustainability is only a click away!
Sarah Lansdale, Executive Director
Sustainable Long Island