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
Were your heating costs high this winter? Does Earth Day have you thinking about ways to reduce your energy consumption?
Sustainable Saratoga is offering a Residential Energy Efficiency workshop on Tuesday, May 15th from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Saratoga Springs Public Library,
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,
We were thrilled to see such a great turnout at the community forum on downtown building height, and we want to thank all the Saratogians who came out on a snowy evening to engage in this important conversation about the future development of our city!
The event kicked off with a presentation by Georges Jacquemart of
This year, Sustainable Saratoga is celebrating a decade of promoting sustainable practices and protecting our community’s natural resources. We’ve accomplished incredible things over the past ten years thanks to the tremendous efforts of our citizen volunteers: our Tree Toga plantings have added over 200 trees to our urban forest; we’ve launched an inaugural Saratoga Recycles
The numbers are in! The first annual Saratoga Recycles Day was a huge success thanks to more than 60 volunteers and all those who participated in the event.
- 11,500 pounds of clothing, textiles, shoes and hats were collected.
- 4 carloads of clothing, shoes, suitcases, sleeping bags and