Dear Friends of Sustainable Long Island,

Improving the lives of Long Islanders in an economically, environmentally-friendly, and equitable way is no small task.  


Yet since 1998, Sustainable Long Island has aimed to advance sustainability in Nassau and Suffolk Counties through community revitalization, brownfield redevelopment, food access, and environmental justice initiatives.  

As a supporter of Sustainable Long Island, you may be aware of the effort and commitment we put into our mission on a daily basis. But did you know that in addition to that hardwork and dedication is a compelling differentiator that sets us apart?  

Through each and every project, no matter how big or small, we empower stakeholders with the information and resources needed to address planning issues in their community and everyday life.


The momentum is growing. The changes are tangible. The impact is lasting.

In just the first half of 2014, Sustainable Long Island:
  • Installed three community gardens in Long Beach, Freeport, and Roosevelt - beautifying neighborhoods and providing Long Islanders the opportunity to learn, live, and grow together.

  • Aided the City of Long Beach in its ongoing post-Sandy recovery efforts - coordinating business support, case management, and marketing initiatives to help create a stronger, safer, smarter community for the future.

  • Provided technical assistance to seven youth-staffed farmers' markets in Roosevelt, Bellport, Flanders, New Cassel, Wyandanch, Freeport, and Great Neck - advancing access to fresh, affordable food in underserved areas in need.

  • Organized community input and public participation on behalf of New York State through the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program - aiming to provide rebuilding and revitalization assistance to communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

  • Conducted interactive workshops and community outreach for Brownfield Opportunity Area Projects throughout Northwest Hicksville and Downtown Riverhead - supporting ongoing progress of potential redevelopment initiatives.

There is more good news!

Often our friends from different backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and walks of life have shared with us how Sustainable Long Island has positively impacted their communities - helping connect them to the right tools and partners, build new and valuable relationships, and rediscover the concept of sustainability all together.


"You gave us hope. You helped us meet with our neighbors. We realized we are not alone."- Long Islander affected by Hurricane Sandy discussing Sustainable Long Island's storm recovery efforts


"I'm so fortunate I was a part of an amazing organization that is proactive in changing Long Island for the better." - Volunteer at Sustainable Long Island reflecting back on her work with the organization 


"It really makes a difference, especially in this community. This means so much to people here." - Community resident talking about the impact of a community garden build in his hometown.

Our Goal...

Our goal is to expand the involvement of Long Islanders in their community; working on everyday planning issues alongside businesses, government officials, and organizations like Sustainable Long Island. This is only possible with your help.


Consider making a secure, tax deductible contribution online at or by mailing it to Sustainable Long Island at 399 Conklin Street, Suite 202, Farmingdale, NY 11735.


Thank you so much for your support.



Amy Engel

Executive Director

Sustainable Long Island



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