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Welcome to our getting to know the Sustainable Saratoga Board of Directors series to help you get to know us better! Each week, we will add a new Board member tidbit to this page. Check back and learn more about the passionate people who are behind our efforts to bring more sustainability to Saratoga Springs.
Sustainable Saratoga has always held the strong belief that our city government should be focused on sustainability issues. We welcome the City’s efforts to update their Charter and recently advocated that the revised City Charter should not only mention sustainability, but also clearly indicate who in City Hall has the responsibility for tackling sustainability issues.
Sustainable Saratoga is very pleased that the City Council voted to accept grant funding and move forward with an engineering study to install bike lanes on Lake Avenue (read about it in The Daily Gazette). Sustainable Saratoga has been a vocal supporter of the implementation of the City’s Complete Streets Policy and has long
On June 16, 2018, Sustainable Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Public Library hosted the first Repair Café in Saratoga Springs. The Repair Café Foundation is an international group that celebrates the art of repairing broken items and keeping things out of the landfill. Almost 40 items were brought in
Today is World Environment Day, an UN day to focus on awareness and action to protect our environment. World Environment Day is the “people’s day for doing something to take care of the Earth.” This year, the theme is beating plastic pollution. This is a timely topic for Saratoga Springs, as
Sustainable Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Public Library team up to bring the Art of Repair to Saratoga Springs
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or a pair of jeans with a hole? Toss it? No way! Sustainable Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Public Library are organizing the first Repair Café in Saratoga Springs on June 16th from 11-2.
For more than a year, Sustainable Saratoga has been quietly trying to promote the idea of creating a small passive neighborhood park on the front lawn of the Excelsior Avenue City Waterworks Plant. We have had some initial positive comments on this proposal and we think it is now critical to move ahead with developing
A few weeks ago, Sustainable Saratoga’s Zero Waste Committee spent some time at Saratoga Springs High School with Master Teacher, Jody Visconti and her Environmental Studies students. In particular, Margie Shepard, Wendy Mahaney, Bill Boehmke, and Michael Cohen talked with the students about our work,
April 28th, 9:30-noon
Sign up now to help with this event. We will need:
- Tree Hosts (get a free tree)
- Tree Planters (April 28)
- Tree Waterers & Whisperers (ongoing)
- Day of Event Team (April 28)
- UFP Tree Team (ongoing, year-round)
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