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Hudson Valley jurisdictions make renewables their default electricity source

Hudson Valley jurisdictions make renewables their default electricity source

Communities throughout the Hudson Valley have begun signing on to Community Choice Aggregation agreements, which set the default electricity rates and source for municipal customers who opt in. Increasingly, these programs use renewable energy, allowing climate-conscious consumers to help the environment without adding solar panels to their own properties.

Catskill Center founder Sherret Chase dies at 102

Catskill Center founder Sherret Chase dies at 102

Catskill Center for Conservation and Development founder Sherret Spaulding Chase died Monday, June 7 at his home in the Town of Olive, surrounded by his family. He was 102. Chase founded the Catskill Center in 1969 with the dual mission of protecting the environment while spurring the region’s economy.

Mohonk Consultations hosts plastic waste crisis talk

Mohonk Consultations hosts plastic waste crisis talk

It’s a terrifying deep dive into the scourge of plastic pollution, from the gyres of junk to be found swirling in our oceans to the mountains of unrecyclable materials clogging the world’s solid waste plants to the microplastic particles finding their way inexorably into our food supply.

Film about Esopus Creek streaming for a limited time

Film about Esopus Creek streaming for a limited time

About 30 minutes long, the film details the history and ecology of the lower portion of the creek, with a focus on Saugerties, where the Esopus meets the Hudson. Sweeping overhead shots of the creek and surrounding woodlands, as well as historic postcards and paintings, help illustrate interviews with a dozen or so local historians, artists, naturalists, and others whose lives and work have brought them into contact with and contemplation of the creek.