Catskill & Co.: the Eco-Friendly Cabin

This beautiful cabin in the Catskill Mountains of New York offsets its energy usage with clean energy from a nearby solar farm — and it’s available to rent! A hidden gem of the Catskill Mountains, this family-owned cabin is perfectly located for hiking, swimming, and skiing. The Dudley family purchased the cabin from the previous…

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Outdoor Promise: Turning Access to Advocacy

Unbeknownst to many of its residents, the city of Newburgh, NY has been long fraught with pollution. Meet four young advocates working to plant the seeds for a bright future. A history of poor-quality water, high asthma rates due to pollution, a controversial gas line construction project on the way, and high rates of COVID-19…

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NYC solar schools

NYC Schools Are Going Green From the Outside-In

The fundamental changes necessary to mitigate climate change can begin on a local level — and at an early age! Here’s how New York City public schools are using solar to empower students and help their city meet its climate goals. As the cost of solar continues to decline, more and more schools are installing…

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Grouphug Solar

Community Organizing Tips from TownOfUlsterCitizens.Org

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on TownOfUlsterCitizens.Org.  Before founding TownOfUlsterCitizens.Org, long-term Ulster, New York resident Laura Harmann had never been too involved in politics or local government. She never thought she’d create a town organization to fight for…

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Relational Food Economy

Creating a Relational Food Economy

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on Random Harvest Market in Craryville, New York.  Having grown up on food stamps and going to food banks, Hillary Hawk understands what food insecurity is like. “I’ve always been passionate about food…

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Preparing for the future of farming

Preparing for the Future of Farming

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on the Glynwood Center for Regional Food & Farming, a team working to fortify the future of farming in the Hudson Valley region. Edward Moran’s Henrik Hudson Entering New York Harbor, 1892 New…

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Solstice Community Solar

Are You Eligible for Community Solar?

Community solar provides clean energy to communities that otherwise wouldn’t have access. As the fastest-growing form of solar energy, community solar allows households to subscribe to a solar farm in their area and see savings on their electric bills. Sounds great, right? Let’s see if you’re eligible! We might be a little biased, but there’s…

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Solar Farms In New York: What You Need To Know

Local residents are seeing a lot of solar farms in New York. If you’re wondering what they’re all for, where they’re coming from, or whether they can save you money, we’ve got answers! If you’re driving around New York state these days, you might catch a glimpse of something pretty new out the window: solar…

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Kingston Food Co-op

Kingston Food Co-op: Groceries for the Community, by the Community

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on the Kingston Food Co-op. One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us is how important it is to support local businesses—and how critical they are to their local economy. However, going the extra…

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